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  • Scientists Develop Dynamic Model of Earth's Surface Over the Past 100 Million Years
    I wonder if it can be run on a gaming GPU? One of my wish list games is ‘universe sandbox’ Source: 3 months ago
  • Is there a planet/settlement builder?
    Planets and solar systems are buildable with Universe Sandbox (steam), I used it for my main setting. Source: 4 months ago
  • Successful indie developers, how much did your life change?
    I created Universe Sandbox, a realistic physics-based space simulator. I started working on the idea as a side project just for fun back in 2007 and released it on my website for free in 2008. I later transitioned that to a name-your-own-price model and then to a fixed price. When it (now known as Universe Sandbox Legacy) was first released on Steam in 2011, it sold more in the first hour than I'd sold on my... Source: 5 months ago
  • My daughter 6, is showing lots of interests on planets, stars, galaxies etc more than usual. Any advice that you did/wished you did, with your little ones??
    There are also a lot of apps that let you "explore" the surface of other planets and Moon, and Space. And even cooler apps like "Universe Sandbox", that let you build solar systems, double stars, planets, galaxies, see black holes created after stars collision.. And watch these simulations like movies. This app is just amazing! My son plays with it for hours since he was 5. Https:// Source: 5 months ago
  • [Unknown][Unknown] World-builder game - interact with characters that represent physical laws to influence the generation of a universe
    Are you sure there were characters involved? The description in the actual quote could be something more like Universe Sandbox. Source: 6 months ago
  • Is my game an actual game? Or is it just a tech demo?
    Non-games can be commercially successful, see for example Many simulation-type games also have sandbox or “creative” modes, which can sometimes become more popular than the ‘game’ or ‘campaign’ mode. Source: 6 months ago
  • I made a website that lets you launch an asteroid at Earth and see the effects
    Thanks for the mention of Universe Sandbox. Source: 6 months ago
  • What would happen if a Black Hole the size of our sun appeared 1 light year away (From a wormhole or something)? What kind of affect would that have on Earth and our solar systems orbit?
    Try it out and see: Https:// Source: 6 months ago
  • A Sun-like star orbiting a black hole
    Let's assume the Star A and the Black Hole B hole orbited each other when the black hole was Star B. If Star B collapsed into a black hole of roughly the same mass, I don't think Star A & it's planets would be affected much at all in terms or orbits. Maybe the Star A system would have been fried when Star B went supernova, but the orbits I don't think would change all that much. It's like how people say Earth... - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • How to create realistic planet with a bunch of moon's?
    Https:// can be an interesting tool to toy around with. Source: 8 months ago
  • Question about binary stars
    I had it backwards. It's Universe Sandbox. Https:// Source: 8 months ago
  • Supercomputer hints moon was created in hours, not days: Report
    I'm the creator and director of Universe Sandbox. I'm happy to answer any questions. Source: 8 months ago
  • Supercomputer hints moon was created in hours, not days: Report
    Yeah, this is possible in Universe Sandbox. I wrote up more comments about how Universe Sandbox works and what we're simulating a bit higher up. Source: 8 months ago
  • Supercomputer hints moon was created in hours, not days: Report
    ... Is totally something you can do in Universe Sandbox right now, both on desktop and VR. Source: 8 months ago
  • My acrylic painting of Jupiter inspired by photos from Juno. In such photos no stars are visible, but they aren't random here - thanks to metadata of image I based on and using Universe Sandbox ² I estimated which part of the sky should be in the bac
    This is very cool. This makes me smile a lot. Thanks for the mention. I am the creator & director of Universe Sandbox. Our company is called Gaint Army, after the phrase standing on the shoulders of giants. So thanks to all the work by all the humans before us that let us make Universe Sandbox.My Mom painted a picture of Jupiter before I was born; this painting completes the cycle. ☺️ What an interesting use case.... Source: 8 months ago
  • What would happen if a huge asteroid (lets say the size of Jupiter or bigger) passed earth, barely taking out a side of earth while doing so? How would it effect the earth?
    I highly recommend you buy the software called Universe Sandbox, you can do this exact scenario and see it with your own eyes. One of my favorite apps! Source: 9 months ago
  • Where can I find a full scale simulation of the observable universe?
    Universe Sandbox is the best version I know of. It is constantly updated as new observations are made. Source: 9 months ago
  • Question for my 9 yo
    You can physically demonstrate orbit with some fabric stretched over a frame, but I really think video games are going to be your best friend here. Osmos (Free demo, $5 full) is a great starting point that uses simplified gravity in two dimensions. Orbit (Free app, $5 on Steam) is another, similar game to introduce orbit. Once you've graduated to three dimensions, Universe Sandbox ($30, $20 on GOG) will really... Source: 11 months ago
  • 7 space websites - listen to radiobroadcasts and leave earth at the speed of light, see all the current active satellites orbiting earth, play an old windows spaced theme pinball game.
    Https:// - is a physics-based space simulator. It merges gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Create, destroy, and interact on a scale you've never before imagined.". Source: 11 months ago
  • Retrograde planets
    As for effects, all those things you describe could certainly happen, up and including the breakup or merger of one or both planets depending on how close the interaction was. The most likely interaction though would be the change of the orbit to one or both of the planets into a completely different orbit. You could try to model some possibilities out in Universe Sandbox if you wanted to find some... Source: 11 months ago
  • Can i use the soundtrack of universe sandbox 2 in a youtube video(it it copyrighted)?
    Universe Sandbox is copyrighted and so you would need permission and/or an explicit license to use that soundtrack. I'd drop a note or email to the developers at to ask what is possible. Source: 12 months ago

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