Xplanet was inspired by Xearth, which renders an image of the earth into the X root window. All of the major planets and most satellites can be drawn, similar to JPL's Solar System Simulator. A number of different map projections are also supported, including azimuthal, Mercator, Mollweide, orthographic, and rectangular.
|Tags||Desktop Environment Scientific/Engineering Astronomy|
|Operating Systems||Windows POSIX|
Release Notes: Minor accumulated feature enhancements were added.
Release Notes: Bump mapping, the icosagnomonic projection, and tracking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot were added. Other minor bugfixes and features were made.
Release Notes: Cloud maps from the Space Science and Engineering Center can be used.
Release Notes: A -fork option was added to run the program in the background. A bug where stars were not drawn the first time when using the -proj option was fixed.
Release Notes: A bug with drawing eclipse shadows was fixed.