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Scientific American Library/Simon & Schuster Interactive/Byron Preiss
Reference / Astronomy
4 stars from PC Entertainment
The Ultimate Tour of the Solar System
with Scientific American Library
Planetary Museum - Experience the solar
system through a 3-D gallery of images, movies, and animations with
accompanying text from Scientific American Library's book Exploring
Planetary Traveler - Take a trip along the
surface of Venus or any other planet in the solar system. Specially created 3-D
models of the planets and fly-bys give you the sense that you are flying
through the solar system.
Observatory - View the sky at any time and
locations and then watch how the planets move across the sky. Locate any
consellation by consulting the acclaimed astonomical field guide, Seeing the
Solar System Kit - Build your own solar
system planet-by-planet and control it's atmosphere. Dr. Donald Goldsmith host
of the PBS series The Astonomers, provides commentary and tips on your
PC with 486DX/33MHz or higher processor, 8MB RAM, SVGA
graphics (256 colors with 640x480 resolution), Double-speed CD-ROM drive or
faster, MPC-compatible sound card, mouse or compatible pointing device, Windows
3.1 or Windows 95/98/Me.
PC Entertainment, March 1996
"Hitchhike across the solar system with The Planets,
a Scientific American Library release from Simon & Schuster and Byron
Priess. This Windows CD-ROM combines more than 60 spectacular videos and
animations with the text from the book Exploring Planetary Worlds, by
David Morrison, chief of the Space Division at NASA Ames Research Center.
"Best of all, you can build your own planet, create life,
and then set the whole thing into orbit in your own solar system. Dr. Donald
Goldsmith, host of the PBS series The Astronomers, provides you with
The disc also includes a Planetary Traveler module that lets
you view 3-D images of Venus taken by the Magellan satellite, as well as the
pictures NASA's Voyager II took of Neptune and Uranus."
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