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Ringworld.jpg
Ringworld: Nessus and Speaker-to-Animals891 viewsThis is my 1st place winning entry in the March 2007 Hairy image contest, with color and lighting corrected in Photoshop. A scene from Larry Niven's novel Ringworld depicting Nessus and Speaker-to-Animals aboard the Lying Bastard, with the Ringworld in the background.
Neptune_TritonB.jpg
Neptune and Triton393 views
UranusC.jpg
Uranus383 views
Venus_noatmB.jpg
Venus with its atmosphere removed330 viewsAphrodite Terra is visible to the south.
JupiterMoons3_Europa.jpg
Jupiter and Europa373 viewsNote the shadows cast by Europa and Io on Jupiter.
Earth-Asia_nightside.jpg
Earth: Asia nightside408 views
JupiterB_NorthPole.jpg
Jupiter374 viewsLooking down on Jupiter's high northern latitudes.
SaturnMoons3_Tethys.jpg
Saturn and Tethys353 views
SaturnMoons7c_Iapetus.jpg
Saturn: Iapetus297 viewsCassini Regio on Iapetus. The equatorial ridge is visible against the moon's limb.
MarsC_HellasPlanitia.jpg
Mars355 viewsA view centered on Hesperia Planum, with Hellas Planitia near the bottom, and Isidis Planitia and Utopia Plantia above.
Earth-PacificOcean.jpg
Earth: Pacific Ocean433 views
Venus_noatmA.jpg
Venus with its atmosphere removed357 viewsThe texture is based on the Magellan radar map, but I recolored it to make it look a little more interesting than the bright orange that it's usually seen colorized with. Alpha Regio is near the southern limb, and Maxwell Montes can be seen at the terminator to the top.

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SaturnMoons7a_Iapetus.jpg
Saturn and Iapetus301 viewsThe hemisphere of Iapetus that faces away from Saturn has had only low-res imaging coverage so far, but this will change when Cassini takes better images in September 2007. I created the surface texture and the famous equatorial ridge using a displacement map, which is mostly ficticious.
Aug 21, 2007
SaturnMoons7b_Iapetus.jpg
Saturn: Iapetus316 viewsThe boundary between eastern Cassini Regio (the dark brown region) and Roncevaux Terra (the white region), including the chain of three large craters unofficially called "the Snowman".Aug 21, 2007
SaturnMoons7c_Iapetus.jpg
Saturn: Iapetus297 viewsCassini Regio on Iapetus. The equatorial ridge is visible against the moon's limb.Aug 21, 2007
SaturnMoons2_Enceladus.jpg
Saturn and Enceladus304 viewsI created the plume of water vapor from Enceladus' south pole geysers using MacroPhoto, the same way I did with the volcanic plumes on Io.
Aug 21, 2007
SaturnMoons3_Tethys.jpg
Saturn and Tethys353 viewsAug 21, 2007
SaturnMoons4_Dione.jpg
Saturn and Dione295 viewsAug 21, 2007
SaturnMoons5_Rhea.jpg
Saturn and Rhea289 viewsAug 21, 2007
SaturnMoons6_Titan.jpg
Saturn and Titan294 viewsAug 21, 2007
EarthMoonA.jpg
Earth: The Moon311 viewsThis model has 50% diffuse falloff to simulate the familiar "flattened" look of the Moon.Aug 21, 2007
EarthMoonB.jpg
Earth and the Moon469 viewsThe Earth with the Moon barely visible in the background. The wide-angle camera makes the Moon look small.Aug 21, 2007
EarthMoonC.jpg
The Moon and the Earth328 viewsThe Earth rising beyond the Moon. An angle similar to the opening shot of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The lights of North and South America are faintly visible on the nightside of the Earth.Aug 21, 2007
SaturnC.jpg
Saturn299 viewsSaturn in northern hemisphere winter. As observed by the Cassini probe, both the planet's axial tilt and the shadow of the rings create lower temperatures at high latitudes, and Rayleigh scattering from ice crystals in the atmosphere causes the clouds to turn blue. This was modeled by applying a projection map containing both a normal Saturn texture and one that was colorized blue in Photoshop. A gradient driven by a smartskin transitions from one map to the other.
Aug 21, 2007