Hyperion

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  1. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    The view was obtained during Cassini's close flyby on Sept. 26, 2005. What a strange looking world:

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    Images taken using infrared, green and ultraviolet spectral filters were combined to create this view. The images were taken with the Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 62,000 kilometers (38,500 miles) from Hyperion.
     
  2. neocell macrumors 65816

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    Very cool pic, amazing that you can get that kind of resolution from 62 000 km away.
     
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    Yup - My first thought was coral. Defintiely a cool pic though!
     
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    For some reason, that doesn't look real to me. Probably just Hollywood giving me false notions of what space rock should look like.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, nice pic.
    Looks like a golf ball lost in outer space. ;) :)
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Cool. That's a HUGE crater on the face of it too - it's diameter appears to take up 3/4 of thewhole moon!
     
  8. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    That is so wild. Looks like a 100,000x close-up of a spore or something.

    The number and depth of the craters on that thing is staggering. Looks like the rest of the universe has been using it for target practice.

    Gonna need one helluva SUV to traverse that thing. :D
     
  9. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you look closely, you can make out the Shrike and his tree of eternal agony in the uppermost crater.


    :D
     
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    What does it look like when you take the spectral filters away? :confused:
     
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    I thought this post was about the old Hyperion computers, of which I wrote my Senior reports on in High school!
     
  13. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    I thought this post was about the Dan Simmons book Hyperion. That book made me a fan of Dan Simmons. It was some of the best Science Fiction I have ever read. :D
     
  14. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    I originally thought it was Keat's Hyperion, but then again, Keats did not use a Mac, so that pretty much ruled him out :p
     

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