Solar System by Numbers

September 18, 2011 — Leave a comment

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.

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