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    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • I want to explore other Earth-like planets and it only seems to let you look at the night sky. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • It has lower system requirements and works well on older hardware. msharveyApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Gaia Sky

    3D visualization software for ESA's (European Space Agency) Gaia mission to chart about 1 billion stars of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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    Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program. Fed up with space games that insult your intelligence and violate every law of physics? Orbiter...

    Free Windows

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    Exoplanet Explorer 3D

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    WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner. Thus, it is possible to move from one planet to another, to follow...

    Freemium Windows Linux Wine

  • Noctua Stellarium Mobile icon

    Noctua Stellarium Mobile

    Stellarium Mobile is a fully-featured planetarium for your phone. It shows a realistic night sky map in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Solar Model

    SourceForge presents the Solar Model project. Solar Model is an open source application. SourceForge provides the world's largest selection of Open Source Software....

    Free Windows

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Space Engine Comments

The substitute that Celestia deserves.

about Space Engine · · 1 Helpful

The aplication is still in beta but fully functional aside from some crashes.
I think its the worthy "AlternativeTo" Celestia since its made by the one of the original developers.
OpenGL library its well used and show off nice graphics, textures and cool effects for the stars and black holes.
There is a relaxing music that adds to the contemplative nature of the deep space.
But the crown goes for the terrain displacement added to the extrasolar planets, where you can fly by the mountains, rivers and the like.
The Linux/OSX version its not yet ready but planned. Much work has been done for stability and the overall presentation on the art assets that add to the awesomeness of the aplication.
To sumarize, I think that SpaceEngine is great tool worth a try by everyone that like to learn/explore the universe or the average student who have curiosity about the matter.

I just dont understand why the dev do not used a engine as Unreal, Unity or Godot for the job. That would accelerate the development and fix the stability of the aplication. But I'm sure he has his good reasons...

[Edited by alexandredarochacelestino, January 04]