View Full Version : Discussion: Wallpaper: Phoebe

2004-Jun-24, 06:52 PM
SUMMARY: Here's the photo we've all been waiting for. This 1024x768 wallpaper image of Saturn's moon Phoebe was created by the Space Science Institute, who stitched together 5 separate images of the moon taken by Cassini. Phoebe's surface is pockmarked with large and small craters, indicating that the moon is extremely old. Scientists think that it might be part of an ancient family of icy objects which were pushed to the outer Solar System to form the Kuiper Belt. Phoebe was caught by Saturn's enormous gravity before it could escape.

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2004-Jun-25, 12:11 AM
Hmm...the photo, when enlarged, makes for a nice desktop background with, of course, the obvious exception of the extremely, incredibly short exposure.