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CelestiaFor online learning teachers, here is an excellent tool to use for teaching students about Space.

It's a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. it is called Celestia, and  runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.

All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.

CelestiaCelestia is also expandable. It comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects.

Click here to see a guided tour of the product, produced using the Screenr tool from