Higest Rez Pic of Jupiter Ever - Beautifull!

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  1. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Cassini, on it's way to saturn took this gorgeous snapshot of Jupiter.

    It is simply breathtaking.

    you can find the pic in full definition here:

    Pics of Jupiter

    Here is a little teaser:

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  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Damn that's beautiful. :)

    I made a desktop image of it, 1440x900, if anyone is interested.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    very cool stuff - saw this this morning.....it would be great if they could manage to get one like this of Saturn as well....

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  4. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure they will
     
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  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    considering that the Cassini probe is nearing Saturn as we speak, yeah, they probably will. But anything could happen before the pics are taken.....

    This image of Jupiter is actually a mosaic of 27 images taken at Cassini's close approach to Jupiter back in December of 2000. Guess it just took them a while to get the images stitched together....:D

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  7. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    I swear the swirls of gas on the surface look like repeating fractal designs in some places. I cant believe how small we are in the scope of things....and how little we actually know about the universe...
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    considering that the Earth could be lost in the Red Eye storm of Jupiter that's an understatement....I can only imagine what it would be like to be that close in person.....;)

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  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Painful I suppose.
     
  10. stoid macrumors 601

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    Like the ending of 2001 A Space Odyssey likely, beautiful but so terribly odd and confusing. However, it would be better if you were so stoned that you were about to pass out.
     
  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It is a beautiful picture. A nice benefit of our tax dollars.
     
  12. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    blaze

    The swirling clouds remind me of my worked glassware bong...
    lotsa swirly colors... full of smoke...
     
  13. evolu macrumors regular

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    I'm interested!
     
  14. iShater macrumors 604

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    I 2nd that! Give us a link!
     
  15. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    my parents have a flowerpot that is similar to those colors, in a kind-of sort-of similar pattern. i always called it the jupiter pot..
     
  16. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I wonder how fitting it is that one of my favorite classical pieces (movement i this case) is Jupiter from Holst's The Planets. Such a great movement...
     
  17. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Earth

    is there one of earth it would be a shame if there wasn't one
     
  18. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Yes please!

    :)

    Cool pic.
     
  20. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    very nice - I'd have to agree with the other guys - it'd be cool if they got Saturn too, and anything else that happens to pass by...
     
  21. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Anyone check out this NASA site?

    Astronomy Picture of the Day

    It has some amazing pictures including the one of Jupiter that was posted by srobert at the start of the thread.
     
  22. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    actually this Jupiter pic is from the Cassini probe on its way to Saturn. The pic was made a couple years ago - don't really know why there was such a delay. So we'll more than likely be getting even more spectacular pics of Saturn eventually.

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