Space Engine Alternatives for Linux

    Space Engine is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Stellarium iconStellarium, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Space Engine and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Space Engine are Small Celestia iconCelestia (Free, Open Source), Small Gaia Sky iconGaia Sky (Free, Open Source), Small Universe Sandbox iconUniverse Sandbox (Paid) and Small Cosmonium iconCosmonium (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 1, 2020

    • 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.
      This alternative is disputed. It's still a legitimate alternative, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      I want to explore other Earth-like planets and it only seems to let you look at the night sky.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago 10 users agree

      is not like space engine u cant explore other planets surfaces
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      It isn't a 3D exploration tool.
      Negative comment 29 days ago

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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 extension mechanism for adding more objects.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Space Engine.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      msharvey It has lower system requirements and works well on older hardware.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago 5 users agree



    • 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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Space Engine.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Steam
      it's different enough to warrant buying over space engine, but similar enough where its okay for a comparison. It doesn't look as nice, but it actually has a proper physics engine.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago 1 users agree

    • Cosmonium is a 3D astronomy and space exploration program. With Cosmonium you can navigate in our solar system and discover all the planets and their moons.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner.
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      • Freemium
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Wine