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Saturn as seen by Cassini

 
 
engineer
 
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Reply Fri 21 May, 2010 09:12 pm
@edgarblythe,
Or maybe the other way around ... Saturn is the image that has inspired many Sci Fi writers.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 22 May, 2010 12:13 am
I watched a program about jupiter and its moons (all 63 of them) last night. facinating stuff.
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jft2
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2015 08:36 am
@littlek,
" That moon is Prometheus, a "potato-shaped" moon."

At that size it is not more like an asteroid that has been caught up in the ring around Saturn ?
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 29 Aug, 2018 03:19 pm

https://i.imgur.com/Lpq5LwP.jpg

Cassini's last image before entering Saturn's atmosphere and burning up



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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 05:09 am
@Region Philbis,
Is that real? Wow, look at how non-uniform the cloud tops are. I had no idea it looked like that.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 05:14 am
@rosborne979,

i think it's a rendering...
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 06:03 am
@Region Philbis,
I'm suspicious of it because the cloud tops are so cumulous in shape. The gravity on Saturn would probably make the atmosphere very "flat" and uniform especially at the highest levels where it would be extremely thin.

If it's an artists rendering it's probably not very accurate.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 06:04 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

If it's an artists rendering it's probably not very accurate.

I suspect this is the case here.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 06:05 am
@Region Philbis,
Here's what I would expect it to look like.

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/7721_PIA21341-800w.jpg
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 06:07 am
@rosborne979,

you're right -- it's totally bogus...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 06:10 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


you're right -- it's totally bogus...

How does it compare to Bill and Ted's journey?
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 06:39 am
@Region Philbis,
I think this one is from NASA (a little less bogus) Smile

That ball in the center is one of the moons, Enceladus. The big white thing coming up is Saturn as Cassini dives into it.

https://static01.nyt.com/science/gifs/PIA21889_Enceladus_FigB_Movie.gif

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/science/cassini-grand-finale-saturn.html
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 06:45 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:

you're right -- it's totally bogus...

Ah ha, "Fake News", I knew it Wink I'll have to report this to Donald Trump, except then I'll probably have to explain what Saturn it...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2018 07:30 am
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
How does it compare to Bill and Ted's journey?


https://gifer.com/i/FCb.gif
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