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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    Looks like a drawing to me?



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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    Thanks for posting and that is an impressive pic. However, it seems almost too perfect - almost a photoshop or enhanced pic.

    Saturn seems almost too symmetrical - a perfect sphere. And even though it's the back side of the eclipse, the caption claims Saturn is not dark because of reflection from the rings ?? I dunno, it looks too fake.


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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    Beautiful. Space is so deadly, and serene.


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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    unless the sun is directly behind saturn...


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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy View Post
    Beautiful. Space is so deadly, and serene.
    And nobody can hear you scream.

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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Thanks for posting and that is an impressive pic. However, it seems almost too perfect - almost a photoshop or enhanced pic.

    Saturn seems almost too symmetrical - a perfect sphere. And even though it's the back side of the eclipse, the caption claims Saturn is not dark because of reflection from the rings ?? I dunno, it looks too fake.
    It would be impressive if the Cassini Imaging Team sent a fake to NASA to post on their official site...

    Catalog Page for PIA08329



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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Thanks for posting and that is an impressive pic. However, it seems almost too perfect - almost a photoshop or enhanced pic.

    Saturn seems almost too symmetrical - a perfect sphere. And even though it's the back side of the eclipse, the caption claims Saturn is not dark because of reflection from the rings ?? I dunno, it looks too fake.
    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    unless the sun is directly behind saturn...
    It's from NASA. The government wouldn't lie to us, right? RIGHT?



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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    Quote Originally Posted by edr247 View Post
    It would be impressive if the Cassini Imaging Team sent a fake to NASA to post on their official site...

    Catalog Page for PIA08329
    The one linked to in the OP is this one according to your link:
    A second version of the mosaic view is presented here in which the color contrast is greatly exaggerated. In such views, imaging scientists have noticed color variations across the diffuse rings that imply active processes sort the particles in the ring according to their sizes.
    This appears to be the original:


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    Re: Astronomy picture of the day

    Earth looked small in the picture.


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