Near Earth Asteroids

Turn your personal anxiety dial up to 11 with a look at the 20,000+ near earth asteroids whose orbits bring them within a relatively small distance of our planet. Built with real orbit data (thanks, NASA) from a sampling of 10,000 asteroids, this complex particle system visualization was built for the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum’s Stifler Collection of Meteorites. The interface allows gestural exploration and a guided tour of our solar system. Don’t worry, we haven’t identified any large asteroids that are on a direct collision course with planet Earth… yet.

 

View the full 4k experience at the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum. Built with Node/Meteor, Three, and D3.