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This is a collection of links to software and images for creating globes of other planets and the universe, as a hobby project for my 7 year old son.

This was what I set out to do when I started this page, create a globe version of the imagery of the Cosmic Microwave Background. I couldn’t find any online (these polyhedral versions are the closest I could find), and it seemed like the ultimate globe — one of the universe, looking out, from our perspective).

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Icosahedral globe of the Planck Cosmic Microwave Background:
http://globes.doft.net/kits/icosahedron/cmb/Planck-300/Kit.pdf

Dodecahdral globe of the Cosmic Microwave Background:
http://globes.doft.net/kits/dodecahedron/cmb/Planck-300/Kit.pdf

Planck Images:
http://planck.ipac.caltech.edu/image/planck13-002b

A great US government site with some planetary globe cutouts: http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/planetary-maps-and-globes

Making Globes of the planets:
http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/planet_globes/

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Architect: I used to design buildings, now I design companies. http://davidgalbraith.org

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