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: Miranda Portrait

Wallpaper: Miranda
Of the five moons of Uranus, the only one to really stand out would be Miranda. One look at the moon suggests that some kind of cataclysmic event must have taken place in its past - huge fault canyons and ridges run across its surface. However, newer theories have replaced the idea that Miranda was shattered several times and instead suggest that somehow internal heating has caused lighter materials to rise up in various locations to the surface. Internal heating in smaller objects (Miranda is about 470km wide) is no longer an unexpected thing in the outer solar system. If it is ever confirmed that Miranda does in fact experience internal heating it will join Enceladus, Io and Europa (and possibly others) in this whole new class of body to be explored in the Solar System.

4 Responses to “Wallpaper: Miranda Portrait”

  1. Mark Says:

    Uranus!

  2. thomas Says:

    what are you saying?

  3. wanderingspace » Blog Archive » Uranian Moons, I Hardly Know Ye Says:

    [...] best shots of each of these bodies, with perhaps the exception of Miranda. Of the Uranian family, Miranda also happens to be the most interesting (of what know) with its cracks and ridges that somewhat [...]

  4. Michal Says:

    Hello. I don’t want to annoy you and your pictures are awesome, but if you have the time, can you redo this wallpaper with this picture http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/uranus/voyager-2s-best-image-of.html using the colors from this one you have here? It better captures the imperfect shape of Miranda and lacks the blurry edge, unfortunately, it is monochrome, and I don’t know how to transfer colors data from one picture to another.

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