Since it formed over 4.5 billion years ago, Earth has been hit many times by asteroids and comets whose orbits bring them into the inner Solar System. These objects, collectively known as Near Earth Objects or NEOs, still pose a danger to Earth today. Depending on the size of the impacting object, such a collision can cause massive damage on local to global scales. The Asteroids™ application gives you the means to monitor the asteroids closest to Earth or any other planet of our Solar System. To achieve that, it calculates the orbits of more than 850,000 known asteroids (data obtained from the LOWELL Observatory). Some selected asteroids (e.g. Ceres, Bennu etc.) are even available as 3D models. Besides that, Asteroids™ is a perfect educational tool to learn more about our Solar System.
What's new in this version
Latest Version: 18.104.22.168 (December 2019) - Faster Initialization New 3D Asteroids: - Version 22.214.171.124: Ultima Thule New Features: - Version 126.96.36.199: More precise initialization progress indication - Version 188.8.131.52: Individual monitoring of asteroids: 'Visuals' -> 'Asteroids' -> 'Monitor...' Note: Windows® 10 N/KN editions need to install the 'Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10' first (separate download). Install the 'English (United States)' voices on non-English Windows® 10 SKUs in order to enable speech output (via 'Settings' -> 'Time & Language' -> 'Region & Language' -> 'Add a language').
- 3D Solar System (Planets, Moons, Asteroids, Comets)
- 850,000+ Asteroids (selected ones as 3D models)
- Real-time Orbit Calculations
- Voice Alerts
- Live Tiles