Redshift 2 (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Maxis - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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Redshift 2
Packaging cover Redshift 2.
Product ID 82990-90019
Product UPC 782990900194
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Maxis
Category(s) Reference, Science Reference, Astronomy
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Explore your universe.

Witness the birth of a star or view the night sky as seen by the Pharaohs of Egypt. Visit the Horsehead Nebulae in Orion or hitchhike your way across the solar system. Visually stunning and scientifically accurate, Redshift 2 is based on the international award-winning multimedia astronomy program, Redshift.

Journey beyond human experience.
Travel through space and time from the heart of the solar system to the edge of the universe as we know it. Using the latest orbital theory, Redshift 2 lets you explore the wonders of the cosmos.

Discovery astronomy from black holes to the Big Bang.
Redshift 2 makes astronomy accessible to the beginner yet delivers the highest level of accuracy for the serious user. This content rich program has a wealth of features that bring the universe to you:

  • 10 point-and-click narrated, animated guided tours.
  • Full-screen virtual reality 3D simulations or planetary orbits, star fields, and more.
  • Original film-quality 2D and 3D animations.
  • Interactive tutorials that help you learn how to use the program.
  • 250,000 stars, asteroids, comets and 40,000 deep sky objects.
  • Over 700 stunning, full-screen astrophotographs of planets, moons, nebulae and galaxies.
  • Videos that chart mankind's journeys into space.

Plus...
Dictionary: Follow over 2,000 hyperlinks to Penguin's richly illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy.
Movie Recorder: Capture your explorations and play them back as movies.
Maps: Search detailed surface maps of Earth, Mars, Venus, and the Moon to find landing sites and geological points of interest. Choose from over 1,000 named viewing locations.
Visibility Reports: Use this feature to plan the best time for observing the sky from your own backyard.
Sky Charts: Print charts that identify starts and constellations.

Redshift: The increase in the wavelength of light from an object, such as a galaxy, normally caused by the object moving away from the observer. The red shift of a galaxy indicates its distance from the Earth.

Original animations recreate astronomical events. Watch craters form when meteorites strike the surface of a moon.

Narrated 3D animated tours reveal the wonders of the universe. Learn what happens when a shock wave moves through a cloud of interstellar gas.

Solar flares come alive in stunning full-screen photographs.

Red shift: The Increase in the wavelength of light from an object, such as a galaxy, normally caused by the object moving away from the observer. The red shift of a galaxy indicates its distance from the Earth.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 386DX
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA 256 Color
Mac System 7.0
Required CPU Mac LC II
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color
13" Thousands Of Colors

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Retail Box cover Redshift 2. Retail Box back Redshift 2.

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