Other Planets

January 31st, 2008

Other Planets

Visualizations of other planets using Google Earth. Note: these work in Earth not Sky mode. For Google Sky plugins see my GSky page.

34 Moons in Google Earth

Google [Earth] Moons

Size comparison between Earth and every moon in the Solar System larger than 100km diameter

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Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR), in Google Earth

Microwave Sky

KML file displaying Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, projected either on, or around Google Earth.

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Full Sky (Universe) Temperature Maps, for Google Earth

Full-Sky Temperature Maps

Collection of cosmic temperature maps, covering five frequency bands. As with the Cosmic Microwave Background Map these can be displayed from the outside (of the Universe) looking in, or inside looking out.

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Complete Solar System Displayed in Google Earth

Sun vs Solar System, Size Comparison

Using a cominbation of overlays and 3D models with photo textures, this file creates an interactive size comparison chart between the Sun and the 46 largest Solar System bodies – Planets and all major satellites.

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Google Saturn

Google Saturn ?

Converts Google Earth into Saturn. Uses a model mesh to approximate Saturn’s oblate shape, and a textured model with transparency to simulate the ring system.

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Jupiter timelapse animation in Google Earth

Jupiter Time Lapse

series of near-global images of Jupiter taken by the Cassini probe, over a one week period in 2000. Overlayed onto Google Earth and playable as a short movie.

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Phobos and Deimos in Google Earth

Mars’ Moons, Phobos and Deimos

3d model overlays of Phobos and Deimos, plus various scaled versions of the Martian system. Based on shape files produced by Philip J. Stooke.

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