xplanet was inspired by xearth, which renders an image of the earth into the X root window. Azimuthal, Mercator, Mollweide, orthographic, or rectangular projections can be shown as well as a window with a globe the user can rotate interactively. The other planets and some satellites may also be displayed. As a quick example try "
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xplanet -markers -moon -w".
The Xplanet home page has more information, including a FAQ, screen shots, locations to get more images, examples, etc.
Note that xplanet does not set the
_SGI_ROOTPAINTER_IDproperty, and thus it's root mode will be useless if you have custom backgrounds enabled.
To auto-install this package, go back and click on the respective install icon.