NASA's Eyes Is Still Being Ported To Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 1 October 2017 at 07:26 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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NASA is still said to be porting their "Eyes" visualization software to Linux.

NASA Eyes out of the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and California Institute of Technology is designed to provide visualizations of various items on Earth and within the solar system.

Visualizations range from viewing wild fires and hurricanes to having solar system tours. Eyes has been available for macOS, Windows, and mobile platforms but with no Linux support.

Their FAQ have stated, "The Eyes family of products was developed on the Unity game engine. The development process took years, and Unity was not available on Linux until recently. We hope to port the program to Linux in the near future."

While recently on Twitter they tweeted, "A Linux version is in development!"

Though they have made similar claims before, but hopefully it will come without much more of a wait. NASA Eyes is made using the Unity Game Engine, which continues getting better Linux support.

Those wanting to learn more about Eyes can do so at nasa.gov.

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