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Then "GO VISIT THEM!" Explore the universe in stunningly realistic 3-D!
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New to astronomy? With the links directly above you'll be viewing the sky and trekking through the Universe in no time! LOADS OF VIDEOS & INTERACTIVE FEATURES!
And to help you observe the marvels of the sky, check out our Earth Weather page.
ABSOLUTELY FREE 3-D ASTRO-SIM SOFTWARE
CELESTIA is 3-D astronomy-simulation software that is permitted to be downloaded and used by ANYONE AND EVERYONE ABSOLUTELY FREE! Downloaded millions of times, and in use literally around the world, it is what was used to create many of the animations and links throughout this website that whisk you through time and space with a single click of your mouse!
Learn more about CELESTIA and its marvels on our Intro page, where you, your family and friends, (everyone!) may download this spectacular software TOTALLY FREE OF CHARGE! If you're raring to go, check out Quick Start.
1.6.x & 1.4.1 LINKS
Throughout this website you will find pairs of links labeled "1.6.x" and "1.4.1". Click here for a brief explanation on our Help page.
SkyMarvels™ is continually tested on a wide spectrum of the latest browsers. If you have any problems running any of our features, please let us know.
Note also that SkyMarvels™ links to some sites that offer enhanced graphic features using Flash , Java , WebGL , and Unity . All are completely free, though downloading or enabling of their latest versions may be needed to run some of the very newest interactives.
Users of SAFARI versions older than 5.0.5, click here for important information about navigating our site.
ASTRONOMY INTERACTIVES, ANIMATIONS & VIDEOS GALORE!
SkyMarvels™ is your "gateway" to astronomy interactives, animations & videos galore! Like the amazing HelioViewer or our intriguing new Earth's 12-Month "Heartbeat"! Or like this incredible video! Here at SkyMarvels™ every day real space science is made exciting and fun!
Interact with the Universe!
Want to find the present location of the International Space Station (the ISS)? Or maybe you'd like to drive one of the Mars Rovers! Do it all—and much more! No other site gives visitors more ways to experience the wonders of the cosmos!
NEW HORIZONS FLIES BY PLUTO!
On July 14, after a flight of 9 years and 3 billion miles, NASA's NEW HORIZONS spacecraft made its closest approach to dwarf planet Pluto, that mysterious body at the outer reaches of the Solar System. Where NEW HORIZONS is now.
NEW YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
HUBBLE's Hi-DEF "PILLARS OF CREATION"
January 5, 2015: "Pillars of Creation", taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, is so breathtaking that it quickly became iconic. The image revealed never-before-seen details of three giant columns of cold gas bathed in the scorching ultraviolet light from a cluster of young stars in a small region of the Eagle Nebula (M16). Now, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, Hubble has revisited the famous pillars, providing astronomers with a sharper and wider view. More on this story . . .
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
2015 WILL BE LONGER THAN 2014!
Does time occasionally feel like it is dragging on more slowly? If so, this year there may be a reason—for one second's worth anyway! At the end of June 30th this year, one "leap second" must be added to the world's timekeeping to keep its systems synchronized. This must be done infrequently because our Earth's rotation is slightly irregular and is in general slowing down. Though such change is extremely gradual, it must be accounted for to keep the marvels of our modern world, like GPS systems, operating accurately. IERS "Leap Second" Announcement. In any event, after June 30th if someone asks you, "Hey, do you have a second?", you can honestly answer, "Yes, I do!"
HUGE CORONAL HOLE MARS SUN'S
COMPLEXION ON NEW YEAR'S DAY!
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory reports that our Sun began 2015 exhibiting a huge coronal hole near its south pole! While coronal holes are not unusual, this one appeared wider than 50 Earths set side-by-side! (Relatively speaking, a blotch of this size on the face of a starlet would send her sobbing summarily to her set's make-up trailer!) Coronal holes affect the Sun's ejection of material and therefore influence the space weather encountered by our planet.
For information on all the latest 2015 sky events (and sky marvels) check out our NEWS page.
NEW! NEW! NEW!
Check out our exciting new Exoplanets and Deep-Sky Objects pages! And don't miss all of the awesome new interactives, animations and videos that have recently been added to our Sun, Earth, Moon, Mars, etc. pages!
BIG SITE CHANGES!
Yes, "celestia4all.com" has become . . .
We continue to support Celestia-users worldwide, but we have also broadened our scope to bring you more sky-tools, news, images, videos, tips and more!
Have you downloaded the free CELESTIA software yet? If not, you're missing out on "half of the fun!" Why? Check out why SkyMarvels™ has 1.6.x & 1.4.1 links.
If you're raring to begin your incredible voyages through the universe, check out CELESTIA Quick Start. It's easy! And it's absolutely free!
Customers around the globe are enjoying our beautiful "downloadable" astronomy posters, exclusively from "SkyMarvels™"! Our Anatomy of the Milky Way poster, our Our Corner of the Cosmos poster, our Time Zones poster and our Earth's Tides poster are all welcome additions to any collection, classroom, library, office or child's room! Buy them today!
Note: the video above (as well as others elsewhere on this site) are of low resolution compared to what you can produce with version 1.6.x of CELESTIA. With this incredible free software, you can make videos with resolutions as high as 1920x1080 pixels, and they look SPECTACULAR!
Looking for more cool videos? We have many more on our Gallery page.
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LOOK FOR HIDDEN TREASURES!
Like the universe itself, SkyMarvels™ contains many hidden treasures! It is a site of constant discovery! So don't be surprised if running your mouse cursor over a planet or moon or other image suddenly reveals additional info about what you are viewing, or perhaps a hidden link. Will you discover all of these hidden treasures?
Here are a few hints. First, if you slowly run your cursor over "The Visible Electromagnetic Spectrum" in the left column of this page and you will see the approximate theoretical wavelengths of various colors of light. Also, try clicking on the small rotating Earth at the upper right, just below the main menu. An information page about the Earth will appear, and hovering over that page's Earth will show its interior structure! (While you're there, try clicking on the Moon and, when the larger Moon appears, hover over it!)
SkyMarvels™ is full of such treasures for you to enjoy!
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