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NASA Johnson Space Center: Modeling the Solar System is simulated by PhET Simulation: My Solar System
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An interactive orbital simulator:  build a system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational motions. Users can set initial positions, velocities, and masses of up to 4 planets.


NASA Johnson Space Center: Modeling the Solar System is associated with Kepler: A Search for Habitable Planets
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A link to NASA's Kepler Mission website, whose goal is to survey the Milky Way Galaxy to discover planets where liquid water and, thus, life might exist. Includes an array of resources for the K-12 classroom.



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