Details and specifications of Focus's Encyclopedia Britannica Presents Space, (GBP inc VAT RRP £). Part of the new Encyclopedia Britannica range, this product is produced in the style of high quality and informative software. With the latest facts, figures and images this CD ROM also contains 3D virtual simulations of the solar system and its planets. [Buy now] or call us on 0870 766 3699
What lies out there in the distance? How did it all begin? In recent decades, advances in space research have enabled scientists to investigate these complex questions and answer some simpler ones, such as where falling stars come from, what causes a solar eclipse, and whether or not there is life on Mars. As you explore this fascinating PC CD-ROM, you will learn about the origin of the universe, the development of galaxies, the birth and death of stars, plus much, much, more.
* Contains written text, narration, photographs, sounds, animated sequences, and full-screen video segments about the universe, the bodies in it, tools used in studying them, and the highlights of astronomical research past and present.
* Virtual 3-D simulations of the solar system and its planets, moons, asteroids, and comets as they orbit around the sun.
* Research projects, Internet-based activities, and writing assignments that focus on the information presented in the program.
* Direct access to external productivity tools - a word processor, a drawing program, presentation software and a spreadsheet.
* Direct links to related Internet sites.
* An electronic glossary providing definitions of terms and concepts.
(Originally released as Touch the Sky, Touch the Universe).
Pentium® III 450 or equivalent, CD-ROM Speed 8x or faster, Hard Drive Space 130Mb, Memory 64MB (128MB for Windows® 2000/XP), Printer Optional (recommended), Graphics Any 4MB DirectX 8.0 compatible graphics card (800x600x16bit colour), Audio Any 100% Windows® compatible soundcard, Internet - optional (recommended)
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