This project is solving the Visualize the Asteroid Skies challenge. Description
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Who we are
Our team consists of three people: Kaloyan Pavlov, Vanya Santeva and Pressian Abarov (this is us). We are all students from ELSYS, Bulgaria, specializing in System programming.
Why what we do is important
Our goal is to increase interest in asteroids in hope to inspire people to start solving problems in the field.
How we did it
Our interface is simple and easy to use to enable exploration of the asteroid skies without previous knowledge. We utilize the MPCORBS database, which provides us with accurate asteroid data in a 30 day range. We have implemented functions explained by Paul Schlyter for calculating asteroids' positions and orbits. 14,000 asteroids are projected in real time to a 2-dimensional hyperplane using machine learning methods, to create a beautiful SVG interface. Then they are grouped into clusters, which can be enlarged by a click. This allows viewing individual asteroids without them overlapping.
Plans for the future
Make an asteroid finder (search bar); Visualize asteroids' movement on their orbits in 3D to increase our visualization accuracy and useability; Use multiple databases to enlarge the range of learning and visualization possibilities; Emphasize possible collisions with the Earth.
License: Apache License 2.0 (Apache-2.0)
Source Code/Project URL: http://github.com/pabarov/spaaace
Youtube video - https://youtu.be/mDAdGZXfLiQ
Vimeo video - https://vimeo.com/125399540