Source: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech
Published: August 10, 2017

Eyes on the Solar System lets you explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them from 1950 to 2050. Ride with the Curiosity Rover as it lands on Mars or fly by Pluto with the New Horizons spacecraft all from the comfort of your home computer.

Color composite image of Europa's surface.
Already have the latest version of Eyes? Go straight to Galileo's E19 flyby in January 1999. Don't forget to hit launch on the page.

To use this free software, you will need to:

  1. Download the latest version of the Eyes software.
  2. Launch the Application
  3. Explore (or go straight to Galileo's E19 flyby)

About NASA's Eyes

Using real trajectory data you can recreate famous moments in solar system exploration, or preview exciting adventures yet to come. Fly with the Voyager spacecraft on their grand voyage, orbit Mars with MAVEN, fly by a comet with Deep Impact or Stardust, and observe our home planet alongside the spacecraft that keep track of Earth's climate.

Want a quick dose of exciting exploration? Try the 'Simple' mode of Eyes on the Solar System to explore exciting destinations and missions and learn about the people involved in making it all happen. Interested in more details? Eyes on the Solar System has modules that focus on specific places or missions. Recreate the New Horizons flyby of Pluto or learn about the Dawn spacecraft as it orbits Ceres.

All these experiences are available on a Mac or PC by downloading NASA's Eyes.