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But when the Lunar Module reached the point 50,000 feet above the lunar surface, the descent engine would be fired for twelve minutes and the crew would attempt to land on the moon. Everything seen here is also available in Starry Night Pro 7 Click image to play the video! They erected an American flag, received a call of congratulations from President Nixon, and inspected their Lunar Module, Eagle. Starry Night Pro Plus 7 accurately simulates the trajectory of nine Apollo missions, including Apollo 11 landing on the moon, July 20th, 1969!
The lunar trajectories of the nine Apollo missions, which flew to the Moon and back during the 1960's and 1970's, were calculated by analyzing official archived NASA data.
Planck CMB: This image shows the oldest light in our universe, as detected with the greatest precision yet by the Planck mission.
By leveraging the sophisticated technology that powers all Starry Night software, Starry Night Apollo allows space enthusiasts to view the moon and celestial objects just as they appeared decades ago - emulating the Apollo crew's actual space travel experience.
"The historic Apollo missions are an indelible part of the American experience and psyche," said Seth Meyers, COO of Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Five years in development, the All Sky CCD mosaic is comprised of about 20,000 individual images, originally imaged at a resolution of 12 arcseconds per pixel with a scientific grade, custom built AP9E CCD camera.
With the All Sky CCD Mosaic you can view on your computer screen what you would see if you were looking through a telescope.
Red stars—like Antares, Aldebaran, and Betelgeuse—are cool. Bright red stars (which actually look orange or even yellow) are red giants or supergiants—hugely swollen stars with bloated atmospheres.