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Space Engine Reviews

Space Engine is a realistic virtual Universe you can explore on your computer.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Space Engine and what they use it for.
  • Told Bing to create image of how the dawn would look like on Pluto and it had been amazing
    I'm fond of Space Engine, a simulator that tries to generate realistic views from anywhere in the universe you might want to put a camera. The screenshots I generate from there actually make great fodder for Stable Diffusion's img2img process. Makes for a nice blend of realism and artistry. - Source: Reddit / 7 days ago
  • A three dimensional map of the 80 closest stars around our sun. [OC]
    It's on steam, if you have steam - Source: Reddit / 20 days ago
  • Samsung’s moon shots using the company’s ‘Space Zoom’ technology are fake as they use an AI model to add extra details
    Good way to settle this is to open Space Engine, Take a procedurally generated moon, and blur it down. Then take a picture of the screen at the appropriate distance and zoom. Does it re-create our moon where the alien moon should be? Does it enhance craters, but in the same places as the craters on the screen? Or will it do nothing if it doesn't recognize Earth's moon? - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • What could serve as a dating system on a tidally locked world's native civilization?
    If you'd like to get a good feel for what the sky on a tide-locked planet might really be like, I recommend Space Engine. It does a good job of showing the scale of the cosmos, you might be surprised at how the tiny solar systems around red dwarfs look from planetary surfaces inside them. The other planets pass so close by that you can see their discs and phases as if they were moons. There would definitely not be... - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • are there any websites or programs, or anything else, that i can zoom through the universe and...
    Sounds like you're looking for Space Engine. It's a simulation of the entire known universe with and a few fictional things thrown in. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • cant find a link for space engine
    I cant find a good working link for Space engine. If you have a working link please drop it for me. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • what does my IT department need to allow me to run EPIC and ED at work? (Its for the kids)
    If it is for educational purposes you can have a look at Its more realistic and allows you to travel around the milky way. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Mineral Crescent Moon
    I know right? OP stated it’s actually from Space Engine, an interactive 3D planetarium and astronomy software. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • The Sombrero Galaxy
    Check out SpaceEngine, a super impressive universe simulator that not enough people know about. I made this post years ago, where I speculated in the comments about what it would be like for sentient life to evolve inside a star cluster. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • A Roadmap and Resource List for New Writers
    Space Engine If you're designing a planetary system, this is your one stop for everything. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • What influence does a ring around a planet have?
    You could see it yourself in simulations like SpaceEngine. Its realistically, procedurally generated beyond what real astronomy data we have, and I've found loads of terrestrial planets with rings. The program lets you view the environment from the surface, and it IS magnificent, especially in VR. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Help rediscovering a certain night sky exploration program?
    Space Engine is a more up-to-date software package that is essentially able to do the same things. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • [PC] [2012 - 2018] A space exploration game similar to the "star walk" app for ios. You can click on planets, travel between galaxies, and you can search for stars and land on them. There are no characters: You control a camera as you go and observe our stars and planets.
    Https:// this maybe? - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • What would happen if two planets each with magnetic poles collided and attracted each other?
    If you'd like to simulate it in VR I highly recommend Space Engine. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • looking for a particular type of astronomy software
    Don't know if there's software combining both requirements, but Stellarium has quite an accurate way to calculate stellar and planetary positions in the past and future. Space Engine allows you to travel to other locations in the universe (plotting known stars and deep-sky objects on the correct location and fills unknown locations with procedurally generated celestial objects). - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Looking for a way to create a generated universe
    I found this seems nice but I still have to pay. I looked into Celestia but there seems to be issues. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • The deeper we look into the cosmos, the more galaxies we see. One 2016 study estimated that the observable universe contains two trillion—or two million million—galaxies. Some of those distant systems are similar to our own Milky Way galaxy, while others are quite different.
    Another thing that can cure this is a simulator called the Space Engine. This simulator generates the observable Universe in 1:1 scale with real and procedurally generated astronomical bodies for uncataloged regions. There is even a free version on the official website. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Discussion Thread
    SpaceEngine is basically a virtual universe on your computer, with nearly all known celestial object featured there and the rest of the universe generated procedurally based on known physics and astronomy. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Sim Update 10 will be arriving tomorrow morning at 8:00 PDT
    But for real, no, it's a separate game/sim. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • You suddenly gain godlike powers over the universe, what is the first thing you do?
    Fly around in a realistic depiction of the universe, one of my favorite "games'" check it out if you have a semi decent PC to run it. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • What was it that pulled you into Elite Dangerous and made you want to play?
    Beginning of 2015 I was spending a lot of time withSpace Engine, just flying around our galaxy (and many others) and kept thinking to myself, "damn, if only there was a game where you could live and work among the seemingly infinite cloud of stars.". - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago

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