One Thousand Earths Could Fit Inside Jupiter

  • Released Monday, September 21, 2009
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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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