Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sciencey fun

Understanding gravitational forces is something that's not necessarily intuitive, and being unable to visualize the effects of steller bodies on one another can make earth science and astronomy a difficult subject to learn.

Orbitrunner is a game that makes you a sun, and you have to place yourself carefully soas to ensure your orbiting planets and their corresponding satallites don't collide with one another and explode to wee bits and pieces. You can see how astral bodies interact. It's interesting. It's fun. IT'S SCIENCE.


Online Game: Orbitrunner

Control the Sun with your mouse. Use it to manipulate the planets' paths. The Sun's pull gets stronger as planets get closer. If the gravity is at a right angle to the direction of travel, an orbit can form. Make sure planets don't leave the screen or collide!

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No, but for reals, this game is fun.