Most Planets,
Some Moons, and the
Cosmic Microwave Background in 3-D


Viewing the 3-D models on this page requires a WebGL enabled browser.
At the moment, the choices are Google Chrome 9.0 (or newer), Firefox 4.0 (or newer) and Safari 6.0 (or newer).
If you don't want to install any of these browsers, you can view the noninteractive movie version.

Click and drag to rotate Jupiter at right.
Shift-click and drag to zoom in and out.

Click here for a fancier lighting model version.

Click here for an insider's view.

Click here for cross-eyed full-3D versions.

Here are some other planets and moons:

Venus Clouds
Venus Clouds
Venus Surface
Venus Surface
Earth
Earth
Global Warming
Global Warming
Earth at Night
Earth at Night
Moon
Moon
Moon
Moon
Mars
Mars
Jupiter (CSS)
Jupiter (CSS)
Jupiter (VGR2)
Jupiter (VGR2)
Io
Io
Europa
Europa
Ganymede
Ganymede
Callisto
Callisto
Saturn
Saturn w/o rings
Mimas
Mimas
Enceladus
Enceladus
Dione
Dione
Tethys
Tethys
Neptune
Neptune
WMAP
WMAP
WMAP
WMAP

The cylindrical projection maps that made these 3-D worlds possible were obtained from the following sources:
Bjorn Jonsson: http://www.mmedia.is/bjj/planetary_maps.html.
Oera: http://www.oera.net/How2/TextureMaps2.htm.
Ciclops: http://ciclops.org/view_event.php?id=58 .
Vanderbei: http://orfe.princeton.edu/u/rvdb/planets_webgl/Totality_Registax_Cyl.png .