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StarStrider is a software planetarium, a virtual space-ship, an advanced 3D star chart, a solar system simulator, and more... It is both fun and educative, it is pure beauty and it's scientifically accurate. It is our hope that it will not only give you a glimpse at the wonders of the universe, but that it will also inspire you with some of the awe that we feel for the universe. Enjoy!

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The Pleiades

Our life, even humanity itself, is no more than a brief flicker of light, in the dust of the stars...
All we know of is made of this, the dust of stars, stars long dead and stars yet to be born.
Light, the messenger, traveling for ages immemorial, visits us briefly and then speeds on for another eternity.
Take on the mantle of immortality, make the great leap into time and space, see the stars themselves as they truly are.
Mere shimmering points of light when seen afar, hung like faint curtains tangled in the nebulous clouds.
A raging inferno when near, a blinding source of light, of life and of death.
See the small and the inconceivably huge, the part of the great divide that is the home of our Sol, and a hundred thousand of its sisters.
The ocean covered blue orb that is our home, and the gaseous monsters and rocky moonlets that are its brothers.
Pilot yourself, in three and in four dimensions, let your computer set you free, let it visualize for you a spiritual vessel, the StarStrider!