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(Stunning Saturn Pic) NASA finds Saturn's moons may be creating new rings
Spaceflight Now ^ | October 11, 2006 | NASA/JPL NEWS RELEASE

Posted on 10/12/2006 3:19:57 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares

NASA finds Saturn's moons may be creating new rings NASA/JPL NEWS RELEASE Posted: October 11, 2006

Cassini scientists are on the trail of the missing moons of Saturn. A recent observation by the spacecraft leads them to believe that they will find the moons near newly discovered rings around the planet.

With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and even glimpsing its home world. This marvelous panoramic view was created by combining a total of 165 images taken by the Cassini. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

(Excerpt) Read more at spaceflightnow.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cassini; nasa; saturn; space
Larger image here.....

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA08329_fig2.jpg

1 posted on 10/12/2006 3:19:57 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Looks photoshopped to me. Are your sure that this isn't from Reuters?


2 posted on 10/12/2006 3:21:10 PM PDT by Axhandle
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Thoroughly breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.


3 posted on 10/12/2006 3:21:24 PM PDT by katieanna
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Awesome pic, thanks for posting it.


4 posted on 10/12/2006 3:21:31 PM PDT by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Angelic.


5 posted on 10/12/2006 3:22:03 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: Axhandle

Thanks. Now I have to spend hours photoshopping Green Helmet Guy and Lootie into that pic.


6 posted on 10/12/2006 3:22:49 PM PDT by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

What an awesome picture.


7 posted on 10/12/2006 3:23:22 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

one incredible photo...


8 posted on 10/12/2006 3:24:24 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Wow!


9 posted on 10/12/2006 3:26:34 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: xcamel

Made from 165 images, so not sure if it qualifies as a photograph. Sure is neat though.


10 posted on 10/12/2006 3:28:03 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye; Guenevere; Molly Pitcher; Jemian; Dog; kayak

Wow...ping.


11 posted on 10/12/2006 3:37:21 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: lysie

I just made it my background.


12 posted on 10/12/2006 3:40:04 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

I did, also.


13 posted on 10/12/2006 3:41:46 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

"With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and even glimpsing its home world. This marvelous panoramic view was created by combining a total of 165 images taken by the Cassini. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute"

Amazing none the less!


14 posted on 10/12/2006 3:41:56 PM PDT by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

That is now my desktop background. Thanks!


15 posted on 10/12/2006 3:42:15 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

Everyone has the same idea...:-)


16 posted on 10/12/2006 3:46:23 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Names Ash Housewares

What a beautiful universe when muslims aren't in the picture!


17 posted on 10/12/2006 3:48:06 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Dog
I just made it my background.

Got theme music going yet?

18 posted on 10/12/2006 3:49:23 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
"...the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and even glimpsing its home world.

And, here it is -- Earth from Saturn -- courtesy of APOD:

You can even detect the presence of our Moon -- as a "bump" in the inset enlargement...

19 posted on 10/12/2006 3:51:15 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

And some doubt the existance of Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge from Midgard to Asgard.

Pfff.


20 posted on 10/12/2006 3:52:36 PM PDT by orionblamblam (Prayers... give people the feeling they're doing something without making any real effort.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Beautiful pic.


21 posted on 10/12/2006 3:56:59 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: Names Ash Housewares
(In case it wasn't obvious, that slightly blue dot in the upper right quadrant of the APOD photo in #19 is Earth...)

Oh...and ...Thanks for sharing the full image!

22 posted on 10/12/2006 4:05:27 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: lysie

Ohhhh! Thanks lysie! Awesome!


23 posted on 10/12/2006 4:13:07 PM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (9/11/2001 - THE clxxxon Legacy)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

what is the bright spot near the bottom??


24 posted on 10/12/2006 4:16:45 PM PDT by camas
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Image hosted by Photobucket.com that's why they call them Sheppard Moons...
25 posted on 10/12/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Oh my gosh! Holy cow! Wowwwwwwww!

I have it as my background, too!

Shhhhhhhh, I'm in awwwwwwwwe.

26 posted on 10/12/2006 4:33:49 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (My favorite dream - line dancing with the space aliens...oh, and Bucky Dent brought me flowers....)
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

You are welcome. Beautiful..absolutely beautiful.


27 posted on 10/12/2006 4:39:27 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
WoW! That's amazing. What an awesome picture!
28 posted on 10/12/2006 5:17:11 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE SWORD GET SHOT BY THOSE WHO DON'T.)
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To: ecomcon
Made from 165 images, so not sure if it qualifies as a photograph. Sure is neat though.

If it's made with real images, and doesn't split with reality at any point, I consider it a valid photograph. Just think of it as having an unusual exposure time, and a computer-assisted lens.

When I do a mulit-shot panoramic sometimes I have to edit out things, like when someone moves from shot to shot - welding the source photos into one picture creates artifacts. I consider this a step back from a photo, more of a mosaic. But if no content editing needed to be done, I'll call it a panoramic photo.

Yossarian
panoramic photographer since 1996

29 posted on 10/12/2006 10:23:38 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Oooohhh ... a new ring.


30 posted on 10/12/2006 10:33:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: Yossarian

> Just think of it as having an unusual exposure time, and a computer-assisted lens.

This is it with less contrast.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA08329.jpg


31 posted on 10/13/2006 6:56:59 AM PDT by orionblamblam (Prayers... give people the feeling they're doing something without making any real effort.)
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To: Yossarian
When I do a mulit-shot panoramic sometimes I have to edit out things, like when someone moves from shot to shot

But I like being in the same picture twice.

32 posted on 10/13/2006 8:01:56 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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