Chris Laurel Cosmographia

As much as we all may want to head into space, the chances of that happening any time soon are pretty slim. But thanks to the magic of computers and Chris Laurel’s Cosmographia ($10), you can move through the solar system, traveling between stars, planets, and other celestial bodies. The high-resolution graphics are sure to impress; in fact, they’re so intensive that they won’t work on older Intel GMA 950 and 3100 graphics processors.

Cosmographia lets you interact with space in a number of different ways. You can see high-resolution maps of planets and moons, as well as detailed views of Earth month-by-month. If you like something you see, you can record it to watch over and over again. There’s even support for 3-D with the traditional red/blue glasses.

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