Projects / Xplanet


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.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  13 May 2009 10:46

    Release Notes: Minor accumulated feature enhancements were added.

    •  17 Jun 2005 05:54

      Release Notes: Bump mapping, the icosagnomonic projection, and tracking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot were added. Other minor bugfixes and features were made.

      •  23 Jul 2004 20:19

        Release Notes: Cloud maps from the Space Science and Engineering Center can be used.

        •  21 Jun 2004 08:32

          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.

          •  24 May 2004 07:54

            Release Notes: A bug with drawing eclipse shadows was fixed.


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