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April 28, 2014

Something Cool

And yet very scary to contemplate.
Introducing Phoebe (Saturn IX) hovering over Central Florida
Phoebe over Central FL.png

Click on the picture at the site to go to the rest of the montage with descriptions from the creator alongside.
This is what the creator of this pic had to say about the above picture:

"With an approximate diameter of about 200 Kilometers, Phoebe is an irregular moon of Saturn. Phoebe was the first target encountered upon the arrival of the Cassini spacecraft to the Saturn system in 2004, and is thus unusually well-studied for a natural satellite of its size.

In this very imperfect montage, I imagine Phoebe hovering [over] Central Florida. With an approximate diameter of 200 Kilometers in the central portion of the state, I wanted to "play" with my imagination a bit."

Here's one for T99 -

Introducing: Orcus and Vanth hovering over Eastern Texas and Western Arkansas
Orcus over Texas.png

And, naturalicht, I would be remiss in forgetting the Princess' fav shopping center -
Deimos over Paris.png

Again, the creator in his own words -

"As with my other montages, I have tried depicting the two bodies as though they are hovering over a portion of Earth just to convey a sense of their size in relation to Earth's geographical distances.

These two objects do not have a chance of colliding with Earth as they are not anywhere near our neighborhood and not expected to visit it either, my representation is purely for illustrative purposes."

And, of course, the *cool* factor.

Tip o' the Stetson: Universe Today

Posted by DL Sly at April 28, 2014 03:41 PM

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BTW, why is Kansas pronounced "KAN-zas" and Arkansas pronounced "AR-kan-saw"? Shouldn't it be "kan-SAW" and "AR-kan-saw"? Or maybe "KAN-zas" and "AR-kan-zas"?

Posted by: MikeD at April 28, 2014 04:22 PM

I'm all for ArKANzaz, myself, as I've asked that question many times over the years.
Granted, mostly just to irk ArKANzanz....

Posted by: DL Sly at April 28, 2014 05:11 PM

You ever get that feeling that something is hanging over your head? Some sort of impending dread you can't quite shake? Something so massive, you think you'll never be able to get from under it?

Talk to your doctor about Damocles (xiphos suspendium) today.

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at April 29, 2014 11:10 AM

That could explain the French!

Posted by: DL Sly at April 29, 2014 11:56 AM


I have something like that hovering over my desk right now :p

Posted by: Cassandra at April 29, 2014 02:02 PM