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#1 2004-10-27 05:25:24

cameron
waker-upper
From: US.VA
Registered: 2004-03-28

Cass...ini

The Cassini spacecraft is making some close passes to Saturn and it's moons.

Lot's to gleam from the released photos and data, but for now I'll just share this interesting photo of Saturn's moon Titan.  What's that circular anomaly on the right side anyway?

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#2 2005-01-15 20:55:57

cameron
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From: US.VA
Registered: 2004-03-28

Re: Cass...ini

I'm just in awe of these photos.

Thomas, et. al - check out the write-up on this image:
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/69464main_pia06994-516-388.jpg

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#3 2005-01-16 09:15:17

Auendove
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From: terra incognita
Registered: 2004-03-25

Re: Cass...ini

Thanks for posting the photos cameron, they're very cool.

Maybe that circular anomaly is a space station, or something like that.... jeez, how silly is that suggestion, but what could it be? It sure doesn't look like a photo developing error. And it would be pretty darn big wouldn't it?


Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
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Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance.
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If you spin around on your chair really fast, things around here will make a lot more sense.

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#4 2005-01-16 14:31:17

heandras
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From: Germany
Registered: 2004-12-06

Re: Cass...ini

There's another circular anomaly on the pic Cameron posted. It also has the ring shape and same size but less contrast. It's at the upper-left border of that bright patch where the other anomaly resides. Thought of it as "dust on the lens" or something like that, but if so, the upper-left ring would have similar contrast. Regarding the 2000mm focal length - such a lens is perhaps a mirror lens. That kind of lenses give a ring-shaped appearance to out-of-focus ranges/objects. Have a look at this:
http://www.kjsl.com/~dave/owls/reflex.html

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/tu … irror.html - the picture of the "no parking"-sign shows that typical rings in the blurry background.

Just a thought... that still doesn't explain what object the anomaly caused.

Some technical info on the Cassini Imaging System:

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object … ongid=1618


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Green plants are tender and filled with sap. At their death they are withered and dry.
Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death. The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.

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#5 2007-11-04 11:33:49

GenSek
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Registered: 2007-04-21

Re: Cass...ini

Hey guys, check this out - some strange hexagon cloud formation at Saturn's North pole - http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/v … ideoID=152
Make sure to check out the video links on that page!

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