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Saturn from Dione
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Saturn from Dione
"This was my first serious foray into space art. Done in 1982, I worked closely with the Voyager spacecraft imaging team on it. It shows a crater on the polar region of Dione, Saturn's fourth major moon. The white streaks are fissures filled with fresh ice from beneath, and were caused by a cometary impact on the reverse side of the moon. Dione is composed of water ice, and the surface gravity is so low, you could throw a rock into orbit."

Kim Poor   © 1981
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Alliance Member Comments
B52 (Sep 27, 2007 at 11:28 PM):

C'est super beau, ça donne envie de quitter la terre pour partir s'installer sur Saturne
Bravo l'artiste!
Continuez de nous faire réver
bruno.thiery (Sep 27, 2007 at 12:30 PM):
This one is such a beauty.
Simple, elegant, inspiring.
Unsurpassed by computer renderings.
Thank you Mr. Poor.