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.

Moons of Jupiter on Your Desk

Moons of Jupiter Desktop Globes
Download this pdf to check out these soon to be produced desktop globes of Jupiter’s moons and contact them about any interest in buying them here. These are cardboard-substrate globes on simple plastic bases, but they still look pretty cool. Even at the high price of $300 (a pre-production estimate) – I have to say that I am pretty tempted.

4 Responses to “Moons of Jupiter on Your Desk”

  1. Gordan Says:

    A green Callisto? Hmmmm…

  2. thomas Says:

    i thought the same thing. must be a globe thing.

  3. Liev Says:

    I remember something from the BBC series The Planets that the narrator said, it was along the lines of “make a map of Io and 24 hours later it will be out-of-date”, because the moon is effectively slowly turning itself inside out, constantly. I would still accept the globes as a present though!

  4. thomas Says:

    i suppose if you are counting color and deposits left by active volcanoes… yes. but in reality, major details and features seen on Io when voyager passed in the 80’s were still present for galileo in the 90’s. However, i think if you are looking at smaller features like the outline of a caldera and other more specific details… it would probably look more like at least a few months to see those changes. i don’t think major features change on Io near that quickly.

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