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Emily LakdawallaJuly 6, 2008

Beautiful mosaic of the Voyager mountains

One of my favorite amateur image magicians, Gordan Ugarkovic continues to play around with the amazing data recently released by the Cassini mission, covering the Iapetus encounter of last September. Here's a lovely mosaic he just put together of the Voyager Mountains. You can see my puny effort at this mosaic, using just the raw data, here-- but below is what happens when an artist gets his hands on the real data.

The Voyager Mountains, Iapetus

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / color mosaic by Gordan Ugarkovic

The Voyager Mountains, Iapetus
Just after its closest approach to Iapetus on 10 September 2007, Cassini focused downward to capture a six-frame color mosaic of the "Voyager Mountains," a line of peaks first spotted in images from the Voyager spacecraft as a series of white spots marching along the equator into the dark terrain.

To remind you what the flyby was all about, you might want to check out the preview story I wrote back in September.

Read more: pretty pictures, Cassini, data art (was amateur image processing), Iapetus, Saturn's moons

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