This is the Windows app named Planets whose latest release can be downloaded as Planets.zip. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.
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With Planets you can create and simulate planetary systems on your computer using Newton's law of universal gravitation. This program can be used in schools for illustration and students can experiment with it themselves.
I created this project as part of the German Abitur exam, which is why the help documents are currently only available in German.
- Python 2.7
- Windows 7, Windows XP, Ubuntu
Other operating systems may work but were not tested.
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