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High quality Persistence of Vision (POV) planetary maps, heightfields, images and movies.
Ultra-High resolution images of the Moon (64 MegaPixel) and Mars (253 MegaPixel).


Downloads

Persistence of Vision

Persistence of Vision

The following images were all constructed from the original datasets.
Gaps in the data from these datasets have been filled using my own purpose-built software.
In the Digital Elevation Model (heightfield) one meter is mapped to one step in the grayscale level.

Earth

Earth

Texture Map
Earth Texture Map
The Living Earth
2160 by 1080 pixels @ 24 bits per pixel (6.67 MB)

Digital Elevation Model
Earth Digital Elevation Model
National Geophysical Data Center
2160 by 1080 pixels @ 16 bits per pixel (2.52 MB)
4320 by 2160 pixels @ 16 bits per pixel (8.24 MB)

Earth's Moon

Earth's Moon

Texture Map
Moon Texture Map
Clementine Mission
1440 by 720 pixels @ 8 bits per pixel (0.98 MB)
2880 by 1440 pixels @ 8 bits per pixel (3.95 MB)
5760 by 2880 pixels @ 8 bits per pixel (15.8 MB)
*** 11520 by 5760 pixels @ 8 bits per pixel (63.6 MB) ***

Digital Elevation Model
Moon Digital Elevation Model
Clementine Mission
1440 by 720 pixels @ 16 bits per pixel (1.26 MB)

Mars

Mars

Texture Map
Mars Texture Map
Viking Mission
1440 by 720 pixels @ 24 bits per pixel (2.96 MB)
2880 by 1440 pixels @ 24 bits per pixel (11.8 MB)
5760 by 2880 pixels @ 24 bits per pixel (47.4 MB)
*** 11520 by 5760 pixels @ 24 bits per pixel (179 MB) ***
*** 23040 by 11520 pixels @ 24 bits per pixel (653 MB) ***

Digital Elevation Model
Mars Digital Elevation Model
Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter
1440 by 720 pixels @ 16 bits per pixel (1.26 MB)
2880 by 1440 pixels @ 16 bits per pixel (4.72 MB)
5760 by 2880 pixels @ 16 bits per pixel (17.3 MB)


Links

POV-Ray
The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics.
It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux.
The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.

Nathan Kopp: Author of MegaPOV
MegaPov 0.7 is the hottest new patched version of POV-Ray in town. The patch by Nathan Kopp (a member of the POV-Team) has incorporated his original UVPov patch together with Ron Parker's SuperPatch and Smellenbergh's Mac MultiPatch. The three of these very competent patches offer some astounding new features and the added benefit of being combined into one source. This version of MegaPov is based on the official POV-Ray for Windows v3.1g souce code and will work with the editor for that version without problems. The source is also available for those who wish to compile this patch on their own platform. The rotating Earth, Moon and Mars used on this page were rendered using this version of MegaPov.

MegaPOV, the popular collection of unofficial extensions of POV-Ray
MegaPov 1.2.1 is a custom unofficial version of POV-Ray with a lot of additional features. Most of its predecessors features are already included in the vanilla version of POV-Ray 3.5, on which this patch is based. This latest incarnation by the MegaPov Team has incorporated PoPov, ClothRay, Sim-POV, POVMan and various other patches.

SETI@home: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.
The search isn't over! SETI just has become a member of the BOINC project.

mame.net
Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator allows people to enjoy the long-lost arcade games and even some newer ones.

Environment Links

DHMO.org
DHMO.org is the web site for the Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division.
This is the organization for a safe and Dihydrogen Monoxide free future.

Search Engines

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(c) 1999-2011 J.H. Buining.
Last revised: July 6, 2011.