NASA and Google develop a 3D explorer with 60 models of the Solar System


It’s not like traveling aboard a spaceship and seeing the wonders of outer space, but this explorer with 60 3D models of our Solar System developed by NASA and Google offers a unique look at the universe.

This browser is part of Google Arts & Culture and you can access it through this link. This work of art will allow you to search and appreciate the different planets, satellites and other objects like the James Webb Space Telescopewith different angles in 3D.

As detailed in the report published on the Android Central website, each of the 60 models includes a card with very well explained information about each planet or space object.

Virtual Reality Compatible

This explorer of the Solar System in 3D allows you to view celestial objects in virtual reality using an Android phonewith spectacular models such as the Earth or the SLS rocket from the Artemis mission.


The Google Arts & Culture project has an educational focus, so users can immerse themselves in space and detail various NASA instruments.

The tool is easy to use and is not necessarily intended for experts in the universe, but for anyone who has the least interest in learning about everything that surrounds our planet.


Kris Brown, deputy associate administrator for STEM engagement at NASA, spoke about it: “The ability to view our Solar System and join missions like the James Webb Space Telescope in 3D will give students a unique perspective of space and hopefully engage them in furthering their understanding of our home planet and our place in the universe.”.

We hope that students begin a learning journey toward building our next generation of explorers.”, he highlighted.

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