Loading 3D model
Model solar system over 8 years using the Horizon’s data for the current location of the planets and Rebound (the python N-Body code) to calculate orbits. Planet sizes are to scale, distances are to scale, but distances and planet radii are not in scale with eachother. Sun is super dinky and not to scale with anything.
Next steps: put in planet & solar rotation, tilt axis, rings where needed.
Totally disorganized and uncomment code here: http://www.astroblend.com/ba2016/code/makeSolarSystem.py and you’ll need this zipped directory: http://www.astroblend.com/ba2016/extra_resources/planets_3d/genericPlanetFiles.zip
You also need to pip-install Rebound.