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Saturn in high definition

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:09 AM
lovely image,space can be quite mesmerizing, altho I had to facepalm at some of the comments on the source.

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:11 AM
reply to post by XplanetX

Are people really this stupid?

APOD themselves say the photo was taken in 2006.

In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours in 2006 and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun. Cassini saw a view unlike any other. First, the night side of Saturn is seen to be partly lit by light reflected from its own majestic ring system. Next, the rings themselves appear dark when silhouetted against Saturn, but quite bright when viewed away from Saturn, slightly scattering sunlight, in this exaggerated color image.

And the link provided under exaggerated color image goes to here:

And the clue:

Image Addition Date:

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:16 AM
Best thing you will ever buy in your life, is your first telescope lol, once you do that, it WON'T be your last.

Slap a solar filter / wedge onto a refractor, and watch the sun in white light. Awesome. You don't have to look far for awesome. Moon, Sun.

For planets, you really need a decent reflector (mirrors) and a good EQ mount, say an EQ5 minimum or EQ6.

Slap a DSLR onto a T-Ring and take some exposures.

Cheap, you can do it for $1000 easy, perhaps less.

No, DSLR? Strap on a webcam.

I am sure most people have binoculars, try those out

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:36 AM
reply to post by sith9157

Looks heavily photoshopped. I wonder why?

I've been on this website way too long!

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:47 AM
reply to post by sith9157

sith9157 great post, Saturn with its hexagon pole is another of the beauties within this SOL system. I really enjoy observing this thanks. As others stated it does look almost unreal holographic ect.

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 09:21 AM
That is amazingly beautiful. What a picture.

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 10:11 AM
Sorry to be busting bubbles but it is just NASA lying to us.....again

"The New "Picture" Of Saturn Is As New As October 16, 2006 - COMPLETE EPIC FAIL! "

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 11:40 AM
Saturn is very important to our reality. Exactly why, I'm not sure. One thing I'm certain about is that we'll never hear the truth from NASA about it.

Phage, ask your controllers if they can take release more pictures of the Hexagon.

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 12:02 PM
If you want a good copy of this pic here is a link. In the Shadow of Saturn Btw this is a exaggerated color image.

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 12:49 PM
It's so beautiful yet so surreal at the same time.

There's so much to see in this universe, yet we'll only get to see a very small fraction of it through NASA and telescopes of our own. I'm really at a loss for words. There is just sooooo much out there and we're confined to this one planet and our moon.
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:21 PM
reply to post by Newbomb Turk

How is the fact that this is not a new image (something that some of us are completely aware of) a demonstration of NASA lying? Where has NASA said this is a new image?

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by sith9157

Thats nice didn't know saturn could come outside it's rings
maybe it's an optical elusion

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:51 PM
Nice picture, however, why does it look like half the rings go behind it?

The video link someone posted has a lot of the Cassini images but the rings always look right, except this image they don't, why is this

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by habfan1968

The image is a bit confusing.

Remember, we're looking at Saturn with the Sun behind it. We are in the the shadow of the planet. The reason we can see this side of Saturn at all (instead of it being completely black) is because light is reflected by the sunlit portions of the rings.

So the reason the rings disappear is because they are in the shadow of Saturn. We cannot really see them on our side at all, what appears to be rings circling on our side are actually areas on the "surface" of Saturn which are receiving less reflected light from the darker areas of the ring and the "shadow" of those rings from the reflected light from Saturn. The bright rings don't cast the shadows.

This image, from a different viewpoint, might help.

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:17 PM
reply to post by sith9157

Saturn exploded and brought on the ages of Saturn.
A very early Earth age.
Thus the rings are probably from Saturn.
Mostly ice as Saturn is called the water planet.
Saturn exploded with light of Seven Days.
Then the Food came.
Then the peoples of Earth talked of Saturn.
The second Age of Earth.

see here
from here

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:18 PM
reply to post by Phage

Nice image Phage. Don't suppose you got the other planets in similar resolution?


posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:27 PM
That is truly beautiful!

It's so weird that it just doesn't look quite real, it's great!

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:39 PM

Originally posted by XplanetX
The picture is BS.

NASA is caught with their pants down again.

If the picture is real then it is at least 5 years old.

Go to the 2:30 minute mark of this video:

Oh yes, caught with their pants down,

Here is the "new photo"

Never A Straight Answer!

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 03:05 PM
S and F for supplying me with my new desktop

It's pictures like these that make me realize just how wondrous our little corner of the galaxy is.

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 03:53 PM
Hi, space/coemos fans.

If you want to see nice pictures almost EVERY DAYsssss, see :

Astronomy Picture of the Day.

and see the past ones, in the archives.

Blue skies.

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