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.

Archive for July, 2008

Wallpaper: Iapetus Terminator

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Wallpaper: Iapetus Terminator

Another work by Gordan Ugarkovic. He created this composite with hi-res clear images (monochrome, that is) and combined that with low quality color data. It is often possible to get a good full color image with low-quality data as long as there exists a good quality clear image to work with. The full composite is here.

I have noticed that Gordan’s work has begun popping up on the Planetary Society blog fairly often. Congratulations to both Gordan for the recognition and to PS for making his gorgeous composites available to the masses!

Phoenix Lander from Mars Orbit

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

phoenix from MRO

See the full story and larger surrounding area image here. Larger image includes the parachute, back shell and heat shield.

The Voyager Mountains

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Iapetus’s Voyager Mountains

Nice moment found within Gordan Ugarkovic’s recently constructed mosaic of Iapetus’s Voyager Mountains region. See Gordan’s flickr post for the full mosaic.

Just discovered this same area is in this post on the left side vertical center. The spacecraft was either flipped or the image is in the post.

Limb of Janus

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Janus from Cassini July 1, 2008

Janus is a minor moon of Saturn. Seen here by Cassini from 32,967 km.

More Exposed Martian Ice

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

More Exposed Ice

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