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.
A Universal Globe
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).
Icosahedral globe of the Planck Cosmic Microwave Background:
Dodecahdral globe of the Cosmic Microwave Background:
Other Planet Globes
A great US government site with some planetary globe cutouts: http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/planetary-maps-and-globes
Making Globes of the planets:
DIY Globes from images
Software to create globe ‘gores’ (slices from a map projection that can be assembled into a globe):