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srobert
Apr 2, 2004, 11:56 AM
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/tiff/PIA05385.tif

> Link to article < (http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/cgibin/gs2.cgi?path=../multimedia/images/saturn/images/PIA05385.jpg&type=image)

bitfactory
Apr 2, 2004, 02:13 PM
that is unbelievable... looking forward to the newer pictures coming in the next few weeks.

jxyama
Apr 2, 2004, 02:51 PM
my goodness, that can't be real!!

srobert
Apr 2, 2004, 02:58 PM
my goodness, that can't be real!!

It is! It's a "true color" image. The only enhancement they did was to brighten the 3 moons for better visibility.

Darwin
Apr 2, 2004, 03:37 PM
Wow thats pretty, too bad you can't just go up in space and see it with your own eyes

Well not for a few hundred years :D

wdlove
Apr 2, 2004, 06:11 PM
That is breathtakingly beautiful.

bennetsaysargh
Apr 2, 2004, 08:40 PM
now that is cool. it's amazing what pictures they take in space now. :)

Opteron
Apr 2, 2004, 09:46 PM
why can't our planet have multiple moons or rings:(

mj_1903
Apr 2, 2004, 10:45 PM
What amazes me the most is the sheer scale of that planet. The shadow it is casting on its rings is enormous. Of course, the low temperatures are also going to be spectacularly low in that shadow.

whocares
Apr 2, 2004, 11:07 PM
I prefer it like this. You get more of an idea of the inclination of its (hers?) rotation axis.

Mr. Anderson
Apr 2, 2004, 11:31 PM
That's just plain awesome......

It doesn't even look real :D

D

Doctor Q
Apr 3, 2004, 12:09 AM
I want one of those! If they are selling pieces of land on the moon, can I have some of Saturn? Anybody wanna split it with me?

Mr. Anderson
Apr 3, 2004, 07:52 AM
Well, since Saturn is a gas giant, there really isn't any real estate there, to speak of..... you'd be better off on Titan - get great views too :D

Imagine Saturn on the horizon.....

D

Ambrose Chapel
Apr 3, 2004, 01:27 PM
all these pics will make great desktop shots :)

wdlove
Apr 3, 2004, 01:33 PM
I want one of those! If they are selling pieces of land on the moon, can I have some of Saturn? Anybody wanna split it with me?

Do you want to take Mr. Anderson's suggestion about Titan? Then if you decided on the Moon or Titan, I would split. ;)

cubist
Apr 3, 2004, 05:56 PM
Just incredible. Terrific. Beautiful. Imagine what Galileo would say if he could see such a photo...

stoid
Apr 3, 2004, 06:04 PM
It looks like clay being spun on a potters wheel. Wow, I'd love an image HQ enough to go on my desktop!

michaelrjohnson
Apr 3, 2004, 06:18 PM
yes... that's amazing...

i love images from our space telescopes (view some hubble galleries... it's amazing)

Sedulous
Apr 3, 2004, 06:37 PM
Actually, I get excellent quality astronomical pics from here:

Astronomical Picture Of the Day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html)

enjoy

stoid
Apr 3, 2004, 07:14 PM
Actually, I get excellent quality astronomical pics from here:

Astronomical Picture Of the Day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html)

enjoy


Still not big enough to cover my 1280x854 widescreen 15 inch desktop I'm afraid.

Sedulous
Apr 3, 2004, 07:29 PM
Still not big enough to cover my 1280x854 widescreen 15 inch desktop I'm afraid.

Check around, many of the images (if you click on them) are huge, such as the "Columbia Station" (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0401/columbiastation_spirit_full.jpg) image (1.4 MB +).

Sedulous
Apr 3, 2004, 07:42 PM
Here are a few other good Saturn pics:

"Lord of the Rings" (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0401/lordofrings_hst_big.jpg)

"Triple Filter" (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0309/saturn3_hst_full.jpg)

Mr. Anderson
Apr 3, 2004, 10:23 PM
yes... that's amazing...

i love images from our space telescopes (view some hubble galleries... it's amazing)

actually that shot is from the Cassini probe...and its getting closer to Saturn, so we'll be getting even better shots soon enough.

D

haiggy
Apr 3, 2004, 11:20 PM
Actually, I get excellent quality astronomical pics from here:

Astronomical Picture Of the Day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html)

enjoy


The same Saturn picture is in that link. (March 1st, 2004)

Sedulous
Apr 4, 2004, 12:06 AM
You'll probably find a number of cool images you've seen elsewhere, only the archive explains them and usually offers good sizes.

Thomas Veil
Apr 4, 2004, 08:04 AM
So it's the Sci-Fi Channel logo. So what? ;)

MacFan25
Apr 4, 2004, 03:14 PM
Those are unbelievable...they almost look unreal. Awesome though.

Sparky's
Apr 7, 2004, 11:43 AM
Actually, I get excellent quality astronomical pics from here:

Astronomical Picture Of the Day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html)

enjoy

What a site, I could spend a lot of time just gazing... I guess I'll change my shot of Kenebunkport bay to something a little more out there.....