Easy to use astronomy software solution that simulates the solar system
To help you get started, AstroGrav comes with a collection of sample simulations covering different subjects: abstract systems, the exoplanet systems, the solar system, or space missions. Within the AstroGrav’s main window, you will be able to preview the simulations, and analyze the data.
Of course, you will also be able to create your own simulations by defining new objects in the Table window: after editing the appropriate parameters, simply open a New View window in order to run the simulation and visualize the effects.
Run experiments involving astronomical bodies in a solar system simulator
The application comes with extensive details about the solar system, including more than 100.000 background stars. At the same time, it provides support for different coordinate grids and allows you to visualize the objects from any Earth location, in planetarium view mode.
However, AstroGrav is also able to calculate the trajectories, orbits, or gravitational interactions of various user defined objects. You have the option to edit over 30 different parameters and take simulations steps that vary from thousands of years to a single second. As a result, you can easily run your own tests and monitor how the solar system evolves in time.
Powerful simulation tool that can help you run tests using the solar system as your environment
AstroGrav offers you the possibility to visualize the celestial bodies in planetarium style, while running various simulations involving user defined objects. Since the app is able to calculate both the trajectories and interactions, you will be able to see how the solar system evolves in time, taking into consideration your modifications.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on December 19th, 2014
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- Added the Edit / Split Object... command to allow the easy conversion of an asteroid, comet, or other object into a rubble pile.
- Greatly improved the performance when evolving simulations that contain rubble piles.
- Changed the start date of the Solar System sample simulations to 01/01/2015.
- Changed the names of comets in the Solar System sample simulations to the standard form that is used in the comet import (Edit / Import Objects...) command.
Application descriptionAstroGrav is a cross-platform (Mac OS X and Windows) astronomy app that helps you to simulate how astronomical objects...