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(Space.com)   Cassini, orbiting Saturn for 8 years, captures amazing picture of Saturn and its rings backlit by the Sun   (space.com ) divider line
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2012-12-20 10:05:00 AM  
Now that's a planetary upskirt shot if I've ever seen one.
 
2012-12-20 10:38:00 AM  
they should have sent a poet
 
2012-12-20 10:42:22 AM  
Very neat picture.
 
2012-12-20 11:03:41 AM  
The overall image was processed in false color.

What a shame. I'd have liked to have seen it as it would have appeared to the human eye. The other similar shot "In Saturn's Shadow" is also digitally colored. Not that I'm a stickler for such things- I do appreciate the detail and information that comes from capturing images in spectra the human eye cannot perceive. I just ALSO like to see it as if I were in the spacecraft holding the camera.

Cool image, though. (I still like the "In Saturn's Shadow" shot better)
 
2012-12-20 12:16:23 PM  

tillerman35: Cool image, though. (I still like the "In Saturn's Shadow" shot better)


Me too. It's been my wallpaper for the past 16 months.
 
2012-12-20 01:52:26 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: tillerman35: Cool image, though. (I still like the "In Saturn's Shadow" shot better)

Me too. It's been my wallpaper for the past 16 months.


Came in to say this, but in checking my files I see that it was different pictures of the backlit rings taken by Hubble in 2009, not these linked ones taken by Cassini just this past October. That said, the Hubble ones are in natural color and nicer looking. Sample.
 
2012-12-20 03:25:20 PM  
Wasn't this the infamous 'Shemale videos' wallpaper pic?
 
Al!
2012-12-20 06:00:52 PM  

Balchinian: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: tillerman35: Cool image, though. (I still like the "In Saturn's Shadow" shot better)

Me too. It's been my wallpaper for the past 16 months.

Came in to say this, but in checking my files I see that it was different pictures of the backlit rings taken by Hubble in 2009, not these linked ones taken by Cassini just this past October. That said, the Hubble ones are in natural color and nicer looking. Sample.


Um, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the HST cannot possibly record images of Saturn with its rings backlit by the Sun. The HST is in orbit around the Earth, and the Earth is never farther from the Sun than Saturn.
 
2012-12-20 06:19:25 PM  

Al!: and the Earth is never farther from the Sun than Saturn.


 
Ummm HELLO excuse me, SOURCE PLEASE.  this is the internet.  if you make crazy ass claims you need to support it.  you can't just throw shiat out there like that THAAAAAAAAAAAAANKS
 
Al!
2012-12-20 07:09:06 PM  

rickythepenguin: Al!: and the Earth is never farther from the Sun than Saturn.


Ummm HELLO excuse me, SOURCE PLEASE.  this is the internet.  if you make crazy ass claims you need to support it.  you can't just throw shiat out there like that THAAAAAAAAAAAAANKS


Sorry: Source
 
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