Saturday, December 19, 2015

3D Maps of Saturn's Moons

The New York Times has created WebGL globes of all of Saturn's moons. Mapping Saturn's Moons uses imagery captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Since 2004 the Cassini orbiter has been collecting data on Saturn and its 62 moons. The Times has used some of this data to create WebGL globes of Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan and Iapetus.

If you have a WebGL enabled browser you can interact with each of these seven Saturn moon globes. You can rotate the globes and view the names of major craters and regions on each of the moons. Each of the WebGL globes is accompanied with a brief introductory text about the selected moon.

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