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Alien Sky
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Alien Sky
"An experimental rendering showing the rings from within Saturn's atmosphere. The altitude above the cloud tops is roughly 140 km, and the field of view is 40 degrees. The rings appear slightly bent near the horizon due to refraction.

The refraction effect should be reasonably accurate, since I used Cassini's images of this effect as "ground truth" to verify that everything made sense. In contrast, the color and transparency of Saturn's atmosphere are only approximate. In particular, the atmosphere is probably less transparent than depicted here."

Bjorn Jonsson   © 2006
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Alliance Member Comments
dilo (Feb 12, 2007 at 2:30 PM):
What a rainbow... lovely image, Bjorn!
carolyn (CICLOPS) (Feb 11, 2007 at 5:11 PM):
I meant ..... a 250 x 250 JPG.
carolyn (CICLOPS) (Feb 11, 2007 at 5:09 PM):
Artwork must be submitted for approval, and be of the right size and format.

Send a digital copy of your work -- say 250 x 250 JPL -- to . Pls include a simple caption (see those already posted as examples), and your website (if you care to include that). You will hear from us, one way or the other.
aughra (Feb 11, 2007 at 4:46 PM):
very cool. can you tell me how I might go about posting or rather submitting for approval paintings I have done? anyone?
DavidK (Feb 10, 2007 at 9:50 AM):
Very realistic and beautiful at the same time.