Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Planetary Photos...

Michael Benson makes planetary photographs from original science data, using up to hundreds of images to make a mosaic.  He also goes to great lengths to get the color “right”, meaning that the color in his photos is what we would see if we could somehow get to the planet (or moon) in question.  Below is one example: Jupiter's fantastical moon Io:

There's a collection of his images in this article.

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