Fit the entire solar system into your web browser

We've seen some excellent JavaScript examples in our time, but jsOrrery is a particularly impressive piece of work. Inspired by a trip to Kennedy Space Centre, Martin Vézina decided to have a crack at simulating the entire solar system (or at least the major bits of it).

He'd previously programmed a basic 2D simulator in Flash, but this time around he decided to try it in 3D, using JavaScript and Three.js, and to make it a lot more accurate. "There are other nice Javascript orreries out there," he says, "but what makes jsOrrery stand out is that it is a realistic visualisation instead of being an artistic or schematic one."

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