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European Probe Lands on Saturn's Moon, Titan

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    The first images are in too. Yes, apparently there are rivers and shores.

    Most awesome!!!
     
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    thats totally sweet. i was watching the show on the science channel, it just ended.
     
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    Color pics are in. Looks like they tore a page from the Mars book and tinted it. It's important to remember that what you are seeing is NOT real. The surface may be yellow, but chances are - Isn't. The atmosphere is present but not like what you would see on Earth or Mars - It's distance and composition wouldn't have the belljar effect in the sky. What you're looking at is an intepretation of the Titanic surface.

    The sun would be more like a bright star in the daylight sky - With sharp defined shadow and light. The air isn't yellow - But more looking like a desert on earth. Which is what Mars looks like.

    Color correction is something that has a lot of people misled into thinking other planets look like. If you were to hold a handful of Soil from the Moon, what do you think it would look like in your hand ? White powder ? No. The Moon is depicted as being white because of what we understand the nightly occurance to be colored. Mars, likewise is tinted red in many pictures for no good goddam reason.

    These pictures are bunk to me. Titan pictures show rocks that are so small that it's like the photo is being taken from 2 inches above the ground. The scale is all off, the fisheye has been chopped off and the detail that I want - Of course - Is blurred and not the same resolution as the unimportant stuff.

    Once again, they robbed us of some great images. Taking directly upon what our latest Mars imag(ine)ery.

    -> Steve

    I'll give you a hint. Look at the circle in between the two rocks. What is that circle ?
     
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    So you're questioning the validity of the pictures up on the NASA site? Oookay then, whatever. :huh:
     
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    http://www.lupomesky.cz/Titan_huygens_land..._mosaic_big.jpg

    Nice poster done by some enthusiasts. These guys were able to put together the mosaics of Titan's surface before NASA did. This is a 2.2MB file, so 56K buys can take a bathroom break as it downloads. This not only looks damn neat, it does a good job of approximating where the lander touched down.
     
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    yeah what he said......
     
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    lol, i thought EVERYONE already knew about NASA tinting the mars images...?

    you guys been under rocks or something?
     
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