Friday, March 31, 2006

Jupiter Blues

Io Close-Up with New L8 Jupiter

Wow, this Taiwan trip was some time slip! A very busy week of business in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, and a couple of universities. It went by fast. No time for blogging until now as I procrastinate on packing and going to bed before heading home in a few hours. Another 24 hour trip which takes place in the same calendar day but doesn't quite buy back the time I lost at the International Date Line last weekend. A la recherche du temps perdu. Oh well.

I did take a look at Orbit Hangar for the latest Orbiter add-ons and found an excellent new high-res texture for Jupiter (level 8, 13 MB zip file) by "Schimz," based on Cassini imagery. I really like the the detail and the blue regions. The picture shows Io in the foreground. Looks like a JPL image, but it's a screen shot from Orbiter.

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