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Robert Pearlman

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posted 11-29-2006 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Cassini Images Featured in National Geographic

These breathtaking images and others from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft are featured in the December 2006 issue of National Geographic magazine. The cover story, "Saturn As You've Never Seen It," explains how the Cassini mission is solving mysteries about the origin of the solar system. The magazine also features a special map supplement showing an updated view of the solar system, reflecting the new status of Pluto as a "dwarf planet." The Saturn cover got thousands of votes in an online poll asking readers to match wits with the editor to guess what the cover would be.

+ National Geographic Magazine

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posted 11-29-2006 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Novaspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The prime mover behind these stunning images is Dr. Carolyn Porco, whom I've known since college.

Carolyn now holds the prestigious position of Imaging Team Leader for the Cassini project, and was recently made an honorary member of the Space Artists Guild, the IAAA on the strengths of her obvious talents in creating astonishing images for the public to enjoy.

I am pleased to say she was one of the first guests we booked for Spacefest 2007.

Be sure to see the image logs on her website and sign up for the mailing list.

Kim Poor

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[Edited by Novaspace (November 29, 2006).]


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posted 12-03-2006 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These images definitely caught my eye, and had me wondering if National Geographic was available through subscription only or if it could be found on the newsstand. You'd be surprised how many people I asked believed it was subscription only. However, while grocery shopping today, I checked the magazine section, and there it was! So if anybody else out there was wondering, now you know.


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posted 12-03-2006 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fabfivefreddy   Click Here to Email fabfivefreddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got this issue last week. It is wondeful. Nice going National Geographic!
It reminds me of the images of a developing fetus they showed us many years ago.
Another true milestone in human discovery.



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posted 12-03-2006 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen copies for sale at Barnes & Noble in the magazine section.


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posted 12-04-2006 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Astro Bill   Click Here to Email Astro Bill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today I bought a copy of The Dec. 2006 issue of "NG" at Barnes & Noble in New York City. The article and pictures of Saturn are very impressive. Included is a 4-page gatefold of Saturn's rings. My favorite photo is that of the icy moon Dione. It looks like a giant golf ball hanging in space.

But it is the large two-sided poster that I will hang on my wall. On one side there is a comparison of the 8 planets and 3 dwarf (Ceres, Pluto & Eris) by size. On the other side there is an impressive diagram of our solar system and the "19 Trillion Miles to Explore." The poster is a must for anyone interested in space.

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posted 12-05-2006 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Picked up this issue over the weekend. The Saturn article and solar system poster are exceptional. FYI, there's also a very compelling article on battlefield medicine and Iraq war wounded in the same mag.


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