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Posted: 2011-February-02 at 11:44pm | IP Logged Quote regulus

Hey everyone, these images are not new, they were uploaded from the Cassini space probe over the last several years, but they are quite spectacular, and if you haven't seen them, you should I've included links to the original pages as well, they each have a short description.



http://www.ciclops.org/view.php?id=574



http://www.ciclops.org/view/2057/The_Moons_Are_the_Stars



http://www.ciclops.org/view/3027/Titan_Beyond_the_Rings



http://www.ciclops.org/view/3280/Rainbow_on_the_Rings



http://www.ciclops.org/view/5510/Nested_Rings



http://www.ciclops.org/view/5560/Glorious_View



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Posted: 2011-February-03 at 7:33pm | IP Logged Quote JKelly

those first two are incredible!!!!


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Posted: 2011-February-04 at 5:30am | IP Logged Quote Floydier

Thank you for sharing Brian. Astounding, absolutely amazing !!


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Posted: 2011-February-04 at 10:09am | IP Logged Quote AICO

That last picture with the C rings being back lit by Saturn's Reflection is definitely worth the description
read. The definition of the cast shadow is incredible.

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Posted: 2011-February-04 at 2:15pm | IP Logged Quote regulus

I agree with all you guys!  I think my favorites are the first two, you should really see the full size version of number 2; you can see plumes from Enceladus' ice geysers! .... but I absolutely love number one, I can't believe it's not available in larger resolution!!


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Posted: 2011-February-04 at 4:21pm | IP Logged Quote Administrator

Just thought I'd chime in here and mention that I periodically check on the statistics for Solar Voyager and look at what search terms people use to find us, and in one month, 16 out of the top 20 search strings people used have "rings" in them!  For example:

planet rings photoshop
planet with rings tutorial
how to make planet rings photoshop

Saturn is just one example of a ringed planet, but clearly people find ringed planets beautiful and want to recreate that beauty.  Images like this really help provide inspiration and good reference.

Personally, I find the one with the rainbow on the rings to be particularly cool! 
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