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mrt127

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The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« on: February 20, 2012, 05:14:13 AM »
Here is a simulation of what people in the middle ages used to think about the Solar System ... I think.

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 05:20:43 AM »
very cool, you can use the lock position checkbox to keep the bodies in place btw, which would be helpful

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 04:27:13 PM »
I am trying to reproduce a similar system, its not exactly geocentric but you will see...

In any case can you help me on how to make the Sun orbit earth? Is there a way to "trick" Ubox?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 04:31:17 PM »
Center on earth by clicking on it and clicking the plus sign next to absolute space or what it's called? in the lower left.

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 04:36:37 PM »
Center on earth by clicking on it and clicking the plus sign next to absolute space or what it's called? in the lower left.

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 05:37:21 PM »
Center on earth by clicking on it and clicking the plus sign next to absolute space or what it's called? in the lower left.

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No problem, IMO we need a FAQ.

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 05:38:45 PM »
an FAQ for what? we already have one i believe

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 06:06:55 PM »
Ok, finally thanks to mrt127 who gave me the idea and Fiah who helped me with the center of the universe tool, I created a Tychonian model of our system.

Here is the wiki page you should check:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe

According to Tycho Brahe, Sun is orbiting the Earth, however all known planets orbit Sun. Our moon orbits Earth. Have in mind that also according to his theories, distant stars orbit Earth.

In case you want to check the Sun rotating earth and crossing the path of Mars, then the only way to do it, is to pick Earth and move the "mean" slider.

If you want to check the moon, you will have to make it binary with Earth which means that it will cancel Earth-Sun binary, however no visible changes will affect the model, so you can easily do it. If you want to add a distant star make sure its binary with Earth meaning again that it will cancel Earht-Sun binary system. However you will get a nice star orbiting Earth (which can be viewed with the "mean" slider) while the rest of teh model remains unaffected.

Make sure you read a few things about Brahe. His weird death is one of the few things I remember from a class of "History of Arts and Sciences" I used to attend in my schooldays, several years ago.

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 06:10:53 PM »
your screen is bizzarely....very wide...intersting :)

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 06:19:48 PM »
your screen is bizzarely....very wide...intersting :)

Yep, I have to stop posting these huge screenshots, they are quite annoying. Fixed it.

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 06:24:45 PM »
no, it's fine but....you have a really wide screen :P

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 11:39:16 AM »
That looks great Yanos, I'm glad I inspired you, keep up the simulations!

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Re: The Solar System... Medieval Style!
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2016, 10:02:36 AM »
How do you open this file on a mac. i put in my simulation folder, but doesn't show when try to open from the game as one of my saves, If I open the simulation folder it's in there but when try to open it, it tries to open from Steam instead of Universe Sandbox 2.