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: Southern Saturn

The Gordan Ugarkovic fan club must be thrilled this week with all the recent Saturn images. This new one is among the best around, reminiscent of the fantastic Ian Regan composite. A gorgeous view of Saturn’s southern pole which has seen very little exposure in terms of global views (or near global) like this. The now famous “storm” dead-centered around the pole can be seen directly to the left of the image caption.

Wallpaper: Southern Saturn

As always, the Ugarkovic flickr page for all the latest.

NOTE: An ever so slight amount of Photoshop image extension was applied to the far right side of the image only at the edge. Probably about .5% of the image.

6 Responses to “Wallpaper: Southern Saturn”

  1. Gordan Says:

    Actually, the hexagon is located at the north pole and is still pretty much in darkness. This is the south polar storm (see here: )

    And, yeah, this shot is one of my favs as well.

  2. thomas Says:

    doh… i should just have you be the editor here. right, the south pole is that huge round-eyelike storm. now i have to fix the wallpaper too!

  3. thomas Says:

    oddly, i swear i can see a hexagon in there as well.

  4. Gordan Says:

    Yeah, I can see something of a faint hexagon, too, but it’s nowhere as pronounced as the north polar one. Apparently.

  5. Bill Says:

    Is it just me, or do the light bands further to the north also have a “polygonal” feel?

  6. thomas Says:

    there are some straight looking lines in there, but i think its coincidental.

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