View Full Version : Space Background

02-05-2006, 03:33 AM
Does anyone know if the space background in GE is real? I see the points that are meant to represent stars, but is it real or just a random map? They move when you rotate the eart, so I kind of think it is real, but just wondering if anyone knows if it is real.


Captain Hornblower
02-05-2006, 06:25 AM
Afaik it's the real star constellation...

Flying High
02-05-2006, 04:00 PM
I wouldn't have said it was... I dont recognise any constelations there... although there does seem to be a increase in density... ie.. milky way.. ?

02-05-2006, 04:19 PM
If you centre the globe on the sothernmost tip of Vietnam and then zoom right out you'll see Orion to the top right of the screen. I don't know many constellations but you can clearly see that one.

02-09-2006, 07:49 PM

(let me through - i`m an astronomer)

the stars are real.