The Pale Dots

Solar system simulation with three.js


For the virtual reality version of this project, see: celestialphineas/EarthVR


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About Pale Dots

If you look at it, you see a dot. That‘s here. That’s home. That‘s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, … every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.


  • Smoothly switching between cameras
  • First-person roaming and collision checking
  • Photo-realistic rendering for a few solar system bodies
  • A simple yet beautiful atmospheric model
  • etc...

Celestial Bodies

Rendering Effect

Atmospheric Scattering


Realistic Solar System simulation with three.js

Solarsys Info

⭐ Stars 47
🔗 Source Code
🕒 Last Update 10 months ago
🕒 Created 4 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 0
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😎 Author solarcg