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- A simple way to compare the sizes of our solar system's sun, planets and moons. My 5 year old was asking about the sizes of the planets and I made this to show her how they all line up,
- After the exciting news about the TRAPPIST-1 in February 2017, I wanted to see how they compared to our solar system so I added them in - albeit with some poetic license for content :)
- You can compare them side by side or with the smaller body positioned on the surface of the larger one.
- Press the left button and move the mouse to rotate
- After you have selected two bodies, double click the left button anywhere on the larger one and the smaller one will be positioned at that location
- After you have selected two bodies, you can click on the button to open a URL in a new tab or window that you can share.
- Get better texture maps of the surface - especially Pluto!
- Investigate using shaders to make the bodies more realistic - e.g. the Sun
- Probably much, much more I haven't thought of yet
- NASA data and image sites - many different ones but try here first
- Some of the texture maps come from JHT's Planetary Pixel Emporium
- Artist impression images of TRAPPIST planets via this Wikipedia page.
- Speculative images of TRAPPIST-1 via this page.
- three.js - a very nice WebGL library
- Visit my page at http://callum.com to see other examples of my work and contact information
- The source code for this project is available along with source for everything else I've made here
- Advice, suggestions, bug reports much appreciated