Strictly spoken it's a piece of software, simulating the Solar System's bodies in 3D on your Windows or Linux PC (will work in most *NIX's as well). In difference to quite a few other programs it does so in realtime. Meaning you can view all the planets, moons and spaceships move along their paths, trace them, follow them, orbit them and even control them (time and spaceship contol). And you won't have to fight your way through hordes of green, slimey and one-eyed aliens for that ;-)
After several years on hiatus we've finally brought some "cosmetic" changes to the web site.
Our ISP kindly let us use their latest Prensa.net engine so from now on Openuniverse not only will have new look and functionalities, but it'll also be easier to keep up to date. Although that doesn't necessarily mean we will do it ;)