You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

Wallpaper: Mimas Against Ring Shadows

Wallpaper: Mimas Against Ring-Shadows
In one of Cassini’s more surreal images, the small moon Mimas is seen floating across the ring shadows cast upon Saturn’s cloud-tops. Mimas is a rocky 400km moon whose most notable feature is a 130km crater that dominates its appearance.

IMAGE NOTE: The original image was close to a square cropping, so a large part of the 1/3 left of the image (which is mostly black space) has been extended using data from the rest of the image to duplicate details and fill out the dimensions. The rest is the real deal.

2 Responses to “Wallpaper: Mimas Against Ring Shadows”

  1. wanderingspace » Blog Archive » Tethys and Saturnian Rings Says:

    [...] Mimas 2. Enceladus 3. Dione 4. Tethys (this one) 5. Rhea 6. [...]

  2. wanderingspace » Blog Archive » Gordan, King of Rock N Ice Says:

    [...] the key images that inspired me to even start this blog was the NASA officially produced image of Mimas against ring shadows. This one is pretty much just as stunning. Gordan has knocked out a few other Saturn images [...]

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