I did the planets in Vue 8 using a custom 12200X6100 texture I made with Modis photos. This was my first real attempt making a planet using Vue. Let me know how you think it turned out!
The download contains two sizes, 1920x1200, and 1920X1080.
Download the file and check it out in full view to see all the details. A lot of detail was lost when I scaled down to 1440X900 for the preview.