2010 Annual Science Report

VPL at University of Washington Reporting  |  SEP 2009 – AUG 2010

EPO Activity: Extreme Planet Makeover Interactive

Project Progress

VPL has developed an immersive interactive simulation for students and the general public. The Extreme Planet Makeover allows users to shape the appearance and habitability of their very own planet by changing factors such as distance from star, age, and size. The planets they create in the interactive can then be compared to others via an image gallery with 3d models of planets in our solar system and beyond. Users can also download and print a picture of their planet for posterity. This interactive will be distributed on the VPL and PlanetQuest websites, and will also be made available to museums and other informal education venues.