One Thousand Earths Could Fit Inside Jupiter

  • Released Monday, September 21, 2009
  • Updated Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 5:27PM
  • ID: 3608

This animation illustrates that it would take about 1000 Earths to fill a volume the size of Jupiter.

This visualization was created in support of the Science On a Sphere film called "LARGEST" which is about Jupiter. The visualziation was choreographed to fit into "LARGEST" as a layer that is intended to be composited with other layers. In this case, mulitple layers are provided to make the it appear as if a sphere were filling up with Earths. These frames are in cylindrical equidistant projection and are intended to be viewed wrapped to a sphere. A sample composite of the layers is provided to show how the shot might be composed from the source layers.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.


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Datasets used in this visualization

Terra and Aqua BMNG (A.K.A. Blue Marble: Next Generation) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud Composite
Data CompilationClimate Prediction Center (CPC)2007/06/29 to

Global cloud cover from multiple satellites

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