NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Orbit Simulator for Comet Ison

 

While this is not a video, I thought you guys might like to play around with this thing.  You can advance it to any given day and see where the planet and Comet Ison should be.  It took me a while to figure out all of the function, so I’ll give you a heads up.  The slide bar on the right moves the orbital plain view from horizontal to vertical.  The bottom slide bar right under the graphic rotates the orbital plain.  And the lower slide bar in the bottom right area is a zoom feature.

Click Here to go to the NASA website.  You will need to accept the loading of the Java script to view this site.

Here is a sample of what you should see:

NASA JPL Orbitor Ison 08232013

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