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The Virtual Solar System, SISV*, is a 3D models system in VRML format that allows the visitor to navigate (literally) through the virtual space, to visit and to know the objects that conform our cosmic neighborhood.

The SISV isn't a calculation program with 3D display like Celestia or NASA's Eyes, which are very fine consultation programs for any user. The purposes of this system are just for didactic and aesthetic entertainment through exploration with Virtual Reality on Internet.

The system consists in 20 modules with the representation of the Sun, two lonely planets and six with their satellites, a dwarf planet, the asteroids, Trans-Neptunian objects and Kuiper Belt, comets, Oort’s Cloud, four spacecrafts, a model of the Solar System and the Celestial Sphere with 1000 brightest stars of the sky.

The modules are integrated with the 3D model or models, one or several information pages about the represented objects, links to related sites and important model data like time scale and distances and location of points of view.

The models are built to an appropriate scale and the maximum realism that the VRML format allows. For that, the most up-to-date maps of textures that circulate in the net have been used, although some models, or part of them, are solved graphically due to the impossibility of representing them in a realistic way in VRML format, like Asteroids Belt, Oort’s Cloud and Celestial Sphere.

In credits section you’ll find the sources details of 3D models, graphics, maps, pictures and of course, the information texts.

In order to see this virtual reality models in your browser, it's necessary to follow the instructions detailed in Tips section.

Welcome to SISV, and I hope that you enjoy the virtual exploration of our Solar System as much as I when I was making this project.

Moisés de la Peña

*Spanish acronym for "Sistema Solar Virtual"