Skip to comments.This Photo Claiming to be 'Cassini's Last Image' is Totally Fake
Posted on 09/04/2018 6:33:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The image has been doing the rounds over the past few days, racking up tens of thousands of views and retweets on social media. But the image was created using computer graphics. Some people have confused the image for a real photo simply because it appeared on the NASA website, but the description of the image makes it clear that its just an artists depiction:
This artists concept shows an over-the-shoulder view of Cassini making one of its Grand Finale dives over Saturn.
The Cassini probe was a joint project between NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency), and the Italian Space Agency and was launched on October 15, 1997. It took six years and 261 days to get to Saturn, and Cassini spent just shy of 20 years in space. The Grand Finale, which is what the artist was depicting in the illustration above, involved risky passes in between the planet and its famous rings.
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Let me remind some here that I’ve been saying for years that NASA images are nothing more than artist rendering of data.
Too bad. It is a cool photo.
It looks like a beam of light coming right out of my hair!
Damn. And here I was hoping that it was going to be a picture of Pierre de Fermat...
Well, there are those of us, myself included, that read what we want to believe contrary to the printed word.
They need to hire better artists.
So every single image NASA has released in over half a century is fake?
It’s not a photo, it’s a drawing, and it confuses the idiots.
Which is too bad, but they’re still idiots.
I like the one where it shows George Washington accepting the surrender of this British general ..... at Gettysburg. On the History Channel.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4663148/History-Channel-slammed-George-Washington-image.html
No. Some people are just too damn stupid to tell the difference between an "artist's conception" and a "photograph".
I prefer this one, but there probably wasn’t enough light to get a really good image of Saturn.
Well, NASA should be fired for being racist against stupid people by putting a confusing photo on their site.
We wouldn’t want to know what percentage of the audience didn’t catch that! lol
Brian Williams was at Yorktown and took a selfie with Washington.
And Pelosi is old enough to have been with him.
You can always shoot your own images and take NASA out of the loop.
I shot this image of the Veil Nebula, it's an old supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. It's the remains of cataclysmic explosion of star that detonated about 8,000 years ago. This nebula is about 1,860 light-years distance from earth. There was minimal post processing. 16x150 6.3fr iso/800 bb/clslpfilter
Didn’t examine it that closely.
Sarah Palin laughed.
And, since we're on the subject of Gettysburg,
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