Monday, June 14, 2010

Golf Sector 6

Alan Shepherd made golfing on other planets famous during Apollo 14 when he became the first and only person to take a shot on the Moon. I am sure a lot of duffers would relish the chance to take a shot and see an amazingly long drive leave their club due to the lower gravity.

Now you can thanks to Golf Sector 6. Golf Sector 6 lets you try your hand at golfing on the Moons of Saturn. Careful, it is easy to launch balls into orbit or even totally escape some of these moons! It is based on real data from Saturn's Moons and incorporates imagery from the Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn.

It may not be as advanced as Tiger Woods golf games for the PS3, but the scenery is spectacular!

Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.


OrbsCorbs said...

Just like irl, I can't golf worth a damn on Saturn's moons. Apparently, I keep driving it into the ground. Or into space.

hale-bopp said...

Well, if you look closely at the screenshot, my shot was "Out of Bounds" which mean I hit it clear off the Moon so I didn't do any better.

kkdither said...

I played the back nine. I was disappointed as it didn't tell me my final score. What was I thinking, though... I can't golf - here on Earth! I did like how I jettisoned off the moon/rock/whatever when I made it to the hole. One round I successfully made it in Par 2! woot!