Watch and explore outer space with Stellarium, Celestia, and Xplanet
Posted by: Anonymous
on March 18, 2008 07:10 AM
The "Blue Marble Next Generation" images from NASA make a spectacular replacement for the standard image of earth that comes with Xplanet. There's one for each month of the year, so you can kind of watch the seasons go by. There's also a topographic version you can use as a bump map, and a night map too.
<a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/BlueMarble_monthlies.html">Blue Marble Next Generation monthlies</a>
<a href="http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_set.php?categoryID=2363">see 2nd image here for night map</a>