Fun for Sunday: Titan and Tethys pas de deux
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
18-10-2009 17:08 CDT
Checking in on Cassini's raw images this weekend, there are several nice shots to play with, including the many frames from which I tossed together this cute animation. Saturn's icy moons are so bright and crisp, Titan always appears like a fuzzy dark blob next to them. I like how you can see just a little bit of Tethys rotation over the course of this animation.I can't decide which is cooler; the animation above, or a still taken from it. Here's a version of a still by Gordan Ugarkovic, artificially colorized. The original animation didn't contain any frames shot through color filters, but all he had to do was to paint Titan with a smoggy orange color.
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