Sky & Telescope Plutoglobus (15 cm) - unbeleuchtet
Basierend auf den Aufnahmen der NASA Sonde NEW HORIZONS zeigt dieser Globus den Zwergplaneten Pluto. Ein Großteil der Oberfläche wird in hochauflösenden Bildern dargestellt. Zusätzlich sind ca. 60 spezielle Formationen namentlich gekennzeichnet.
You've seen the pictures from the New Horizons spacecraft -- now hold Pluto in your hand! Our exclusive 6-inch globe combines a colorful NASA-authorized base map with informal names for 60 craters and other features on Pluto's surface.
The mosaic used for this globe consists of more than 125 images acquired by cameras aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during the seven days prior to and during its close flyby on July 14, 2015. Because Pluto rotated slowly during this period, the spacecraft recorded some areas with much higher resolution than others. Also, because Pluto’s north pole is strongly tipped toward the Sun, areas south of –30° latitude were in shadow and not seen.
Sky & Telescope collaborated with scientists Alan Stern (SWRI), Paul Schenk (LPI), Ross Beyer (SETI/NASA-Ames), and the New Horizons team to produce a base map showing Pluto's surface in approximate natural color and details as small as 1 mile (1½ km) across.
The globe comes with a freestanding, clear plastic base and an information card describing key Pluto facts and how the globe was made.
Durchmesser ca. 15 cm (6 inch)
mit durchsichtigem Kunststoffständer
Sky & Telescope, 2016