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The only surface image of Titan, a Saturn moon.

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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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I'm not going into further discussion about the imaging parameters of spectral imaging sensors here because most people want to believe in conspiracies while most people educated in such do not respond to such posts. It is a waste of time.

All of the raw data is in grayscale of the particular sensory spectral filter, you need to know the spectral filter light wavelength to reassemble the real color image yourself with real live physics. Microsoft whatever doesn't have that capability.
You need to purchase a high end Adobe product to do so, and shell out about a grand of American money to get it.

Free open source software, simply has not that capability.




posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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You seem to be oblivious of the science involved. A response to you would be a waste of my time.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by schuyler
There are 37 pages of photos here though many look the same.

It took 700 photos - 699 on descent and 1 picture when it landed.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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What that means is the ESA is basically as inept at landing crafts on extraterrestrial bodies as the Russians, unlike NASA, that has operated extraterrestrial rovers long after their life expectancies, not to mention deep space probes still operating after some 36 years in space.

Everyone's stupid beef about the images from Titan are beefs about the ESA, NOT NASA, it was not a NASA craft. It's like nobody reads stuff anymore, they just want to spew out their bias and stupidity, in front of everybody, so we know who the idiots are without a doubt!

It must suck to be them, in real life situations.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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Which reminds me, just last month the Russians failed to even leave earth orbit on another failed space probe mission wile NASA just successfully launched another Mars rover, the largest such in the history of mankind. It was the latest such failed attempt by Russia to explore the space without any monetary benefit whatsoever, but maybe they should have spent enough to have their mission actually work. Phobos-Grunt should impact earth very soon, thanks to Russian ineptitude.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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Granted, there needs to be atmosphere to reflect the light.. The blue spectrum of light does happen to be the shorter wavelength of visible light and into the ultraviolet..

The blue spectrum coming from our sun is the most abundant color of light which overwhelms the other colors for the most part..

Mars has a blue sky for certain.. believe what you want
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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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Causes of Color website can give you a comprehensive explanation of the color of the Martian sky. Sky on earth, eye color, and an experiment you can do yourself.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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The blue spectrum coming from our sun is the most abundant color of light which overwhelms the other colors for the most part..


What do you mean? What you say doesn't make any sense.

The blue spectrum is not "coming from the sun" (well, actually it is...as part of the other colors in the spectrum).
But the blue is caused by/in our atmosphere and not because "it is the most abundant color of light which overwhelms the other colors"...heck what you say does not make ANY sense whatsoever...



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by Lee78
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strange, rounded stones would seem to imply running water erosion?
who am i to say?


Or liquid methane.

NASA and the ESA have already said that there are liquid methane lakes and rivers on Titan. On Titan, liquid methane flows like water.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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Which is clearly seen in the many pre-landing photos available.
A simple Google search will bring them up.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 07:04 PM
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The most interesting image from Titan was the so called "shoreline" picture.In a larger picture of it there seemed to be clear signs of life/buildings.Some good threads about it on here a while ago.Anyway here is the picture

wanderingspace.net...

This thread contains some very strange things spotted on the surface

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by paperface
The most interesting image from Titan was the so called "shoreline" picture.In a larger picture of it there seemed to be clear signs of life/buildings.Some good threads about it on here a while ago.Anyway here is the picture

wanderingspace.net...

This thread contains some very strange things spotted on the surface

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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I see the shoreline, but the resolution isn't good enough for me to see life/buildings.

Can you point out what you are seeing.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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still waiting for nasa to upload them new titan flyby pics. the ones of dione went up rather fast...



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 07:40 AM
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Its likely the Titan atmosphere was too thick to see the surface in a flyby. A space probe would likely have to penetrate the Titan atmosphere to see the surface, much like a space probe to Venus would encounter.



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by wingsfan
still waiting for nasa to upload them new titan flyby pics. the ones of dione went up rather fast...


There have already been many fly-bys of Titan over the past seven years. As Illustrionic said above, the surface can't be seen in visible light because the clouds are too thick, Cassini has been able to use radar to build up a visual image of the surface.

Many of those images can be found in the link below. There are a lot of really interesting images of what are most likely liquid ethane and methane lakes:

saturn.jpl.nasa.gov...


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posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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Great link. This enhanced true color image of Titan illustrates its thick atmosphere.







Images taken using blue, green and red spectral filters were used to create this enhanced-color view; the color images were combined with an ultraviolet view that makes the high-altitude, detached layer of haze visible. The ultraviolet part of the composite image was given a purplish hue to match the bluish-purple color of the upper atmospheric haze seen in visible light.


What this explains is if you are high enough in the Titan atmosphere the sky would appear bluish, as on Mars, though further from the sun than Mars and earth the blue would be a deeper hue, and eventually ultraviolet, much like it looks high in earth atmosphere. Due to Mars being encased in perpetual iron oxide dust the sky on the surface of Mars is pinkish butterscotch, and on Titan a sulfuric yellowish.



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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Here is another really cool image. This one shows a series of images taken a few weeks apart of one area on Titan. You can see the changes to the area caused by the spring rains on Titan -- a rainy deluge NOT of water, but of liquid methane.

This is the effects of dynamic weather (liquid methane rain storms) on Titan's surface as seen from orbit. Neat stuff!

The images were taken in the near-infrared wavelength (to be able to see through the clouds).

Link to images:
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov...


NASA astrobiologists are now trying to develop theories as to how life may possible exist that uses the abundant liquid methane on Titan.


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posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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a load of photos from the decent by the probe were lost. I think the Cassini orbiter failed to listen for them. Around 300 pictures were lost

probe was designed to last 30mins on the surface and lasted about an hour. Most of the instruments were for finding out more about titans atmosphere
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posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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And some of the rocks look like they sank into soft muddy ground,water and or liquid methane so we are told,in order for them to be even with the surface yet not sheared off...
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posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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According to this link,its too cold on titan for methane to exist,its 290 below zero!,but theres acetylene, ethylene,ethane and maybe hydrogen cyanide... How is that probe able to function at those low temperatures? www.solarviews.com...


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