Cassini Image of Mimas
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  chaos

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Posted: 2004-November-29 at 6:36pm | IP Logged Quote chaos

This is one incredibly cool image: a Cassini image of the moon Mimas against the backdrop of Saturn and the rings which cast shadows onto Saturn's atmosphere, almost looks abstract.

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  Dinyctis

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Posted: 2004-November-29 at 8:58pm | IP Logged Quote Dinyctis

It's my wallpaper now.  That's all :)


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Posted: 2004-November-30 at 12:50am | IP Logged Quote Klankster

That is SERIOUSLY cool!  It took me a minute to figure out the geometry of the image, with the ring shadow and all.  Thanks for the link!

The main imaging group for Cassini, CICLOPS (home page here) has another cool image here

The Cassini mission promises to be a great source of reference images in the coming years.


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Posted: 2004-November-30 at 2:43pm | IP Logged Quote meta474

This lays down any rumors about the rings appearing as rocky in images at this distance.Thank god, too, because I prefer the smooth vectorish lines as seen here. Great image, dude.


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Posted: 2004-December-01 at 4:25am | IP Logged Quote Fahad

Yeah, i fell in love with that pic as soon as i saw it, it's lovely


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