posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 01:41 PM
Originally posted by olegkvasha
Ahh got ya. The first animation I posted was to show that there are other moons/objects that give off the same "star" like shape in the area.
However the 2nd one I do believe is the same object as the one mike orginally spotted.
Internos what are your views on it now you have seen it in some other imagery? I still believe its one of the moons on a much larger orbit to what we
have seen so far. Which moon im yet to find out but will look into it.
Thanks. Yes there are definately some bodies that looks to have the same odd shape. IMHO, as i said in my first post, it would be interesting to look
at the calibrated images,
once they'll be released by NASA Planetary Data System
It may happen that all these odd shapes will be resolved in rounded, ordinary ones, much less bright. In that case, Rhea, for example, crosses ring E,
and since it's an icy body, it may be really bright, if being hit by some light source, but i'm mentioning it just as an example.
But is really too hard to say: besides we see just the final part of the rings, so we are unable to try make at least some comparisons based on its
There's a software that recently integrated a tool to calibrate Cassini images, (here)
works with original raw images with img extension: and these sets aren't still available on planetary data system website. Anything i would guess, i
could be wrong on this one.
If i'm correct, they've already calibrated the images until march 2007, so pheraps they will be available soon
[edit on 5/3/2008 by internos]