pyweek17 - day 6welp, school has started (university, mathematics and education), and the once great progress has pretty much gone to a halt.
being the end of the week, I'm going to play with luck and spend some time on this project, and then again tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to get what I want done, which is integrating the planet, moon simulation my partner has done into the interface and application code, and he can finish asteroid simulation, and then tomorrow I can put it all together with one level while he is at work. If not, oh well, it was a good experience! We'll probably get around to finishing the game anyway sometime in the future if not by the deadline--a neat game idea, I think, worth further investment!
good luck to everyone else!