posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 02:58 AM
Originally posted by garbageface
It doesn't look real to me, looks like a bad photoshop.
Where is that light source coming from? Whatever, I don't even care.
If you don't care, then don't post. The light source is the Sun, which was at the time hidden behind Saturn, so as not to damage Cassini's
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Now, I don't know why it hadn't occured to me to do this before, but here's the Stellarium simulation of Cassini's Earth shot (the zoomed in one).
I set the point of view to Saturn (near the south pole), the date to the date the images were taken on (19 July), and used the same field of view as
Cassini's Narrow Angle Camera (0.35 degrees).
First, the raw Cassini image (cropped and flipped the right way up):
Cropped screenshot from Stellarium:
A magnified view (like the one released by NASA):
As you can see, the NASA images and the Stellarium screenshots match almost exactly.