What would Earth's skies look like with Saturn's rings?
Posted By Jason Davis
26-06-2013 12:59 CDT
Illustrator and author Ron Miller specializes in, among other things, incredible visualizations of other worlds. He has rendered the surface of Titan, peered into black holes for Discover magazine, and designed a Pluto stamp that is currently hurtling toward the far reaches of our solar system aboard the New Horizons spacecraft.
Now, Miller brings his visualizations back to Earth for a series exploring what our skies would look like with Saturn’s majestic rings. Miller strived to make the images scientifically accurate, adding nice touches like orange-pink shadows resulting from sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere. He also shows the rings from a variety of latitudes and landscapes, from the U.S. Capitol building to Mayan ruins in Guatemala.
We'll start with Washington, D.C. and work our way southward.
Note: Ron Miller has graciously allowed us to repost these images. They are copyrighted, and any further use requires his permission.