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Hitchhiker 2000 - Astronomy simulation program

Hitchhiker 2000 is an astronomical simulation and visualization program. It displays the solar system in a window on your computer; you manipulate the field of view using the mouse. You can rotate a schene, zoom in and out, or view the scene from any angle. You can also control what objects are seen on the screen.

You can also create an MPEG-formatted movie based on your current scene.


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Source tarball
Version 0.7 (beta) released on 2001-03-05
Licensed under GPL.
This is not a GNU package.

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Related information

InterfacesX Window System
Source languagesC
Use requirementsOpenGL, gtkglarea
Source prerequisitesgnome-libs
Weak prerequisitesMPEG, libgr-progs (for making MPEG movies)
Related programsCelestia

Entry information

License verified byJanet Casey <> on 2001-06-19
Entry compiled byJanet Casey <>


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