Gordan Ugarković
May 20, 2011 1:07 AM   Subscribe

Croatian software developer and amateur image processor Gordan Ugarković takes images from NASA's unmanned space probes released to the Planetary Data System, splices them together and tweaks the colors, sometimes combining higher resolution black and white images with color images, sometimes recreating what the object would look like in natural color (ie, in visible wavelengths, from images taken in multiple wavelengths), sometimes heightening the contrast to bring out detail. (via)

Some highlights from Gordan Ugarković's photostream:
Io's Tvashtar Paterae
Mimas and Saturn's rings
Saturn's southern bands
the Sun eclipsed by Saturn (visible wavelengths with glare reduction)
Deep Impact probe strikes the comet Tempel 1 (animation)
Mars (color corrected)
Africa as seen by Galileo
The following sequences give some idea of the images Ugarković works with:
original satellite image of Japan from JAXA, Ugarković's version
256 scans of Titan by Cassini's Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
posted by nangar (7 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
These images reaffirm my suspicion that Io is actually made of cheese.
posted by howlingmonkey at 2:12 AM on May 20, 2011

The via link was supposed to go here. (Right blog, wrong article. Sorry.)
posted by nangar at 5:09 AM on May 20, 2011

God I love space.
posted by Godspeed.You!Black.Emperor.Penguin at 6:00 AM on May 20, 2011

So this is what happens when you cat images together.
posted by zippy at 7:03 AM on May 20, 2011

These are spectacular & stunning. Thank you for posting this.
posted by PepperMax at 8:04 AM on May 20, 2011

So awesome!
posted by stratastar at 12:26 PM on May 20, 2011

Ohhhh, Saturn's clouds look like jelly! And from the via link, Mercury looks like a remarkably large and old potato.

Thank you for these links, nangar! It isn't quite as good as being there, but it's as close as we can get without being astronauts.
posted by Kevin Street at 1:46 PM on May 20, 2011

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