Watch The Solar System From A Mac
Back in the days of Star Trek on television it wasn’t an uncommon site to view a solar system up close, defying the staggering distances between planets and their sun.
Planets brings the nearest solar system to your Mac’s screen, complete with sun and planets in a beautiful 3D wallpaper view.
It’s not just a pretty face of the solar system, either. Planets is interactive and displays calendar, clock and today’s Calendar task list.
The beauty of Planets is the view. View the rest of the solar system from any planet. Pick a planet and see the solar system from that planet’s point of view.
Planet has built-in ambient sounds of deep space (I won’t spoil the intrigue of what sound is like in outer space).
It’s almost like being there. Wait. We are there. We’re here.
Planets has other options besides the beauty of planets and sun (or the clock or calendar).
Zoom into a planet or any one of a planet’s moons. Change the rotation speed and angle on screen.
With your Mac and planets you’ll have powers that rival Superman. Move a planet or a moon to the center of the system.
Planets also displays planets and their orbits around the sun, and moons and their orbits around their respective planets.
Considering that this nifty, educational, and delightfully visual app is just a few dollars, you’ll get more pleasure than expected. What’s the catch?
Planets really likes affluent Mac users who can afford the latest Macs with fast CPUs and plenty of RAM. Otherwise, it’s a wickedly attractive visual treat.