Gman provided me with this link to a TED presentation by Jon Nguyen of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory regarding NASA’s Eye on the Solar System app. Great presentation by Jon, and such a cool application.
I viewed it this morning and just spent some time watching time run through again. Using a one week per second speed, I watched the orbits of the planets roll along and the launches of the various objects from Earth, some to meet up with Mars in its orbit. Fascinating stuff.
The app runs from here, and you may need to download a 3D utility that is available on the page.