Spinning solar-powered Titan & Luna globes

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Kinda cool, but kinda costy.

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.

Those are MOVA globes, available in quite a few options:

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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.

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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