In the previous post I mentioned that my London Eye animation needed tweaking because of a colour change in Google Earth’s London aerial photos. I’ve now fixed the file.
The issue occurred because the file masks GE’s imagery with a ‘photoshopped’ version of itself. I did this to remove the aerial shot of the London Eye from the scene and [...]
Yesterday Google provided another High resolution imagery and terrain update Google Earth. Teasingly they haven’t provided a list of where the new data is, but given a series of cryptic clues instead. The Digital Earth Blog has managed to piece many of these together if you want the answers. (Edit 2007-08-01: Google have put full solutions [...]
Five more Universe temperature maps from NASA’a Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), covering different frequency bands.
These were used by the WMAP team to subtract the galactic signal and produce the Cosmic Microwave Background map. The wide red band across the centre of each is the microwave emission from our galaxy.
Created using the same technique as [...]
Moving up in scale from my Google Earth Solar System model, this file displays the all-sky microwave background map of the universe produced by NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP).
The Microwave Sky (700kB)
From the WMAP website:
The detailed, all-sky picture of the infant universe from three years of WMAP data. The image reveals 13.7 billion year old temperature [...]
Following on from my Google Earth vs moons add-on, here’s another size comparison which includes all the planets too.
I’ve used an image overlay to ‘convert’ Google Earth into the Sun, and arranged 45, scale, 3D models of Solar System bodies next to it. The file can be downloaded here:
Solar System in Google Earth (7MB)
Visually, it works better if [...]