Michal Sadlon of Inove Virtual Environments dropped a note to EarthSky earlier today (November 5, 2013) with word of their Comet ISON interactive model. The model visualizes the comet’s current position, assumed trajectory, and many important moments as Comet ISON hurtles toward its November 28, 2013 perihelion – or closest approach – to the sun. The model also contains interesting features – such as movement in time or realistic mode. Don’t just watch it! Click around on it – play with it – to get the full effect.
Thank you, Michal Sadlon and Inove!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.