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.

Enceladus New View

Enceladus View from the South

This is a somewhat new view of Enceladus. Most global images we have seen show both the ridges and the cratered areas, whereas this image features almost exclusively the wrinkled terrain. Few craters are visible in this area which suggests that the details of its surface are quite young.

5 Responses to “Enceladus New View”

  1. Gordan Says:

    Meh… they could have produced a false color version of that image, the data is there. See http://flickr.com/photos/ugordan/2677347657/

    The team really puts out too many monochrome images for my taste.

  2. Gordan Says:

    Btw, it’s not really the moon’s southern region. It’s pretty much centered on the equatorial region of the leading hemisphere. The tiger stripes are at the bottom.

  3. thomas Says:

    ? i have never seen that much wrinkling on the northern hemisphere. isn’t that the striping dead center?

  4. Gordan Says:

    Nope, that’s the wrinkled terrain, those aren’t actual faults as tiger stripes are. If you look at my color composite you can see the stripes are at the bottom with their characteristic blue color, while this terrain is just jumbled from a similar thermal history (probably).

  5. The Chop Shop Says:

    how about the next flyby, that looks pretty southern. will that give us a global southern view of enceladus?

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