Spinning solar-powered Titan & Luna globes


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Kinda cool, but kinda costy.


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Luna I can see half of just fine with a pair of binoculars. I know it’s kind of silly to complain about this, but the Titan globe only has data for about half of the surface. The Mars globe, otoh, looks pretty damn cool.


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Those are MOVA globes, available in quite a few options:
http://movainternational.com/mova-space/


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Kind of $144 just now. Kind of outraged the VA doesn’t just run (until a careless hand breaks it) on solar power nn-nnn years, using Earth’s magnetism, on unchanged supports. Kind of remembering this in Polish crystal glass as a clock. Qualifies as kitsch! Unless actually sunny windows are reported to kill it, decimating the Mesmer Coefficient.


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This is a bit of a shameless plug, but myself I noticed recently how few physical globes there of non-earth bodies and I have been partaking in some astroprintery here: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/yo3d?section=Moons&s=0

I probably can’t match the detail of 2D printed surfaces in some objects such as Jupiter. However I do have 3d relief terrain in a couple of objects (Moon, Mars, Iapetus, Mimas, Topographic Venus). My objects are also seamless, meaning you don’t get that equatorial line you get in things assembled from two hemispheres, which I like to think aids strongly the “handheld world” illusion ^^


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