This day 67 years ago the first living thing from Earth entered space. No, it was not the famous dog Laika. While Laika did the first orbit around Earth, the actually first animal in space was ... a fruit fly. As early as February 20, 1947 a bunch of them where aboard an US-launched V2 rocket that reached 109 kilometers, crossing the international edge of space (100 km). They were recovered alive, too.
Today I bring you some space-themed terrain maps, with craters and sharp cliffs and stuff! :)
(For the time being only the lush and desert versions have custom thumbnails.)
Also, these files don't go into downloads but the SC4Terrains folder, of course!
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On February 17th 1998, 16 years ago, Voyager 1 overtook Pioneer 10 as the most distant man-made object from the Sun. These days it's leaving our solar system and entering interstellar space. You may want to say I missed the correct date of the anniversary, but everything is relative in space. You see, the last light we Earthlings attributed to February 17th won't reach Voyager 1 until tomorrow morning. Yes, even at the inconceivably fast speed of light it would take us almost a day and a half to catch up with it, that's how freaking far away it is already! As another reference, from Sun's surface to Earth it takes light only about 8 minutes and 20 seconds.
After my new sky sphere put space over our sim's heads, it's time to put space under their feet, too! :D
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