The team behind a new Kickstarter campaign isn't the first bunch astronomy enthusiasts to create a detailed globe based on our nearest lunar neighbour. But using topographical data gathered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, this Moon globe is the first to accurately recreate all of its craters, mountains and valleys in 3D.
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If you have more air miles saved up than money in the bank, here's a clever way to keep track of every single country you've visited on your global travels. Basic origami skills are all that's needed to assemble this 3D cardboard globe featuring a gold foil outer layer that can be scratched off revealing the nations you've visited.
= Jupiter is not only the largest planet in our solar system, it's also arguably the most stunning. Those massive storms — including that enormous red eye — produce quite an atmospheric show. And as a cheaper alternative to a giant telescope, this tiny desktop-sized version of Jupiter lets you stare in awe at the gas giant when you probably should be working.
When Google Maps can deliver detailed views of the world with imagery that zooms right down to our backyards, they're can't be much demand for desk globes anymore. So a Japanese company called Gakken has taken its Worldeye globe to another level by turning it into a display that can show everything from weather patterns to stars.
When I was a kid, I always loved those shorts on shows like Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers that went to factories to show how things like crayons were made. Seeing how stuff is made is totally fascinating! That's why I can't help but post this video on how globes are made. It's nothing earth shattering, but I bet you've never even thought about how they put them together. Well, now you know something you didn't know a few minutes ago. You're welcome.