Had a bit of fun this weekend creating these oh-so-factual images of the Sun and Planets. There are up to 10 numbers used to create each image – each one giving a characteristic of that particular world, such as the orbital period in years or the mean surface temperature.
These were all made on my iPhone too. Yeah that’s right: I geeked out.
The Sun: create using SOHO image found at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101018.html.
Mercury: created from NASA Messenger image at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080319.html.
Venus: created from Magellan image at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap050903.html.
Created using NASA’s Blue Marble (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/BlueMarble/).
Mars: created from Hubble image at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap030827.html.
Jupiter: created using Voyager image found at http://thebigfoto.com/jupiter-from-space#photo11.
Saturn: created using Cassini image found at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap040301.html.
Uranus: created using Voyager image found at http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/image/uranus.html.
Neptune: create using Voyager 2 image found at http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/image/neptune_voy2.jpg.
These image are all on Flickr too.