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Ted Stryk over Europa

Ted Stryk

I am a philosophy professor at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Planetary exploration has always been an interest of mine. You can follow me on twitter @tedstryk for the latest updates on my work, which I often post on my blog, Planetary Images from Then and Now. Please note that since the processed images are copyrighted, they should not be reused without permission. If you are interested in using any of my work, please contact me at strykt@roanestate.edu or tedstryk@gmail.com.

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Latest Blog Posts

45th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium Report

Posted 2014/09/23 12:15 CDT | 1 comment

The 45th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, usually focused on terrestrial studies, shifted this year to planetary science. Ted Stryk gives us an overview.

Standing on Venus in 1975

Posted 2014/07/24 10:19 CDT | 4 comments

Venera 9 and 10 landed on Venus in 1975 and sent back the first images of the planet's surface. Now, Ted Stryk brings new life to these images to show us what it would be like to stand on the Venusian surface.

New Horizons: Updates From the January 2014 Science Team Meeting, Part 2

Posted 2014/01/24 01:16 CST | 3 comments

Ted Stryk reports on the status of the New Horizons mission from the mission's latest Science Team Meeting. Updates include the status of the Kuiper Belt target search and the use of ALMA to refine Pluto's ephemeris.

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Latest Processed Space Images

Mars Orbiter Mission's first global image of Mars (processed)

Mars Orbiter Mission's first global image of Mars (processed)

Posted 2014/09/29 | 0 comments

Mars Orbiter Mission captured this global view of Mars with its Mars Colour Camera on September 28, 2014, from a distance of 74,500 kilometers. This version of the image has been artistically processed to more closely match the expected color of Mars.

Scale comparison of comets visited by spacecraft as of 2014

Scale comparison of comets visited by spacecraft as of 2014

Posted 2014/08/04 | 1 comments

As of 2014, six comets have been visited by spacecraft; the most recent addition is Rosetta's 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Standing on Venus with Venera 9

Standing on Venus with Venera 9

Posted 2014/07/24 | 0 comments

On October 22, 1975, Venera 9 landed on the surface of Venus and acquired a 180-degree panorama of the surface. Ted Stryk used the images in the panorama to create this artistic view of what the scene would look like if one were standing on the surface. This view was created by rectifying the individual images in the panorama to show the surface at a more natural angle, sampling each image at different distances from the lander and using image data to fill any gaps remaining after this process. The objects in the image are real, though the arrangement is not.

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