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#1 Nicole Sharp

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 12:34 PM

I've been looking for cheap globes of Mercury and Mars for a long time, and just found these on Amazon:

 

https://s7.orientalt...c-~13805065-a01

 

https://www.amazon.c...uct/B09873DRLB/

 

They look surprisingly accurate, considering that they are squeezable stress balls only 2.4 inches in diameter.

 

Any idea if the equators are correctly positioned on Mercury, Luna, and Mars?

 

Could these be used as a low-cost astronomical reference tool for planetary observing?



#2 gmiller123456

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 01:32 AM

There's no great photos, but the position of the Sea of Tranquility and Sea of Showers look pretty accurate.




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