Design a Solar System–Be a Space-God

You Spin Me Right Round--Haven't crashed my planets, yet.  Click on picture to go to the site.
You Spin Me Right Round–Haven’t crashed my planets, yet.

Or if you don’t want the title of Space-God then at least this shows off your attempts to build a solar system and eventually get over 150,000,000 points.  The game, Super Planet Crash, is free to play in your browser.  The game’s designer, Stefano Meschiari, states on his site that the game will even play on most tablets.

Stefano is challenging all visitors to his site to fit as many planetary bodies in the 2 AU circle, without crashing them for 500 years.  It’s harder than it sounds.  There are sure to be solar system building geniuses out there, though.  Go to this part of his site for the details.  Asteroids not included.  I will be adding this to the “Fun Ways to Learn Space Operations” links, too.

Stefano is an astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin.  He apparently has programming chops as evidenced by his Super Planet Crash game.  But his bio says he’s also interested “in simulating the evolution of protoplanetary disks, the characterization of extrasolar planets, citizen science-driven projects and hydrodynamical and N-body codes.”

Did you get that?  Hello?

Okay, now that you’re back, here’s a Make DIY Space project for you–Constellation Flashlight discs!!!  Go here for details:

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