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A Solar System Simulator, based upon our current understanding of the sciences.

The Small Step Engine represents a solar scope simulator culminating many modern laws of astrophysics with DirectX to produce a real-time representation of a Solar System in its entirety. Created as part of an MRes Computer science project, the created program is now freely available (non-commercial) for all to use (Visit the Downloads section); further developments are purely a labour of love and will continue in line with the prospects of educational use of such a tool.

The below trailer, published on the 9th of March should give an indication of the available programs core functions but ultimately, many features will only be discovered when you obtain your copy of the program. Should you create your own videos (Please preface them with 'TSSE' so they can be searched for easily), I will be very willing to post them within this website. But for now, enjoy!

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