kottke.org posts about planets

Lovely watercolor mapsMar 21 2012

Well, now, this is gorgeous. Stamen Design overlaid watercolor textures on OpenStreetMap map tiles to show you what it would look like if your favorite watercolorist designed Google Maps.

Watercolor maps

It's fun to scroll and scroll. (via @tomcoates)

And since we all could stand to look at more pretty things, watch this video of what different landscapes would look like if Earth had Saturn's rings. (via @ianmurren)

Suggestions for the name of our solarAug 10 2005

Suggestions for the name of our solar system's tenth planet from New Scientist readers. Neither Matt Webb's suggestion (Daes) nor this suggestion on LJ (America) are on the list.

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