Marble is a virtual globe application which allows the user to choose among the Earth, the Moon, Venus, Mars and other planets to display as a 3-D model. It is free software.
Using Marble software user can enjoy the following features:
1. Look for addresses and places of interest. Marble takes care of querying various search backends and presents their results in a unified view.
2. Start exploring the world. View clouds and sun shadow, follow satellites and space stations and display their orbits, all updated in real-time.
3. Traveling back in its history and also discover more about historic views of our planet using maps through earlier hundreds of years.
4. Various Map presentation: Globe View, Atlas View, Street Maps, Satellite Maps, Topographic Maps, Educational Maps, Other Planets, and Further Maps.