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A Ghost on Jupiter???

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On its flyby of Jupiter, the Cassini space probe took the following photograph:

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA04866.jpg

I blew it up and found something startling. If you look closely, beneath the Great Red Spot, you see this:

ghost.png

Holy Amazing Sea Monkeys, Batman! Beats the "face on Mars" all to heck...

(No joke, that's the actual photograph...)

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Zix,

Thanks for the link.

At least it looks like a happy ghost icon_smile.gif:)-->

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Thanks for the enhancement, Zix. Couldn't see the first one.

Z-shot. Yea, he does look happy. Probably smiling for the camera! anim-smile.gif

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Raf: Ok, look at this one. The two blue dots are the eyes, the purple dot the mouth. Then you can see the white hair and the chin, etc.

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Raf: I don't think anyone else has discovered this. Might make a humorous newspaper article...

...until someone thinks it's the Virgin Mary. Helluva pilgrimage to Jupiter, though. icon_smile.gif:)-->

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quote:
On its flyby of Jupiter, the Cassini space probe took the following photograph:

Zixar -- it this the celestial equivalent of a "drive by shooting"? icon_biggrin.gif:D--> icon_biggrin.gif:D--> icon_biggrin.gif:D-->

Cassini vehicle, eh? Are they based in New York, or Chicago? icon_confused.gif:confused:--> icon_confused.gif:confused:--> If it was a "space probe", this Cassini family is obviously looking to operate in "new" territory.

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Kind of looks Edvard Munch-ish to me...

Anyway, if you download the full-size Jupiter pic, it really is a gorgeous piece of photography. I can't wait until Cassini gets up close & personal on Saturn next month!

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I saw the face in the first one and in the other one if I stand back I see the same face but if I get right up to it it looks more like a dog w/its tongue hanging out.

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Interesting looking "face" there. But this is the same area where just a few years back a bunch of meteors hit Jupiter all at once. Those bright circles I think are still the effect of those hits on the surface mixing with the atmosphere.

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