New Space Art: Titan Landscape
Titan Landscape Space Art by Jim Plaxco
I've just added another work of space art to my web site. Titled Titan Landscape, this is an artistic impression of the surface of Titan as seen from a low altitude. Prominent in the piece are a number of lakes and pools of liquid ethane. Their presence is based on analysis of data from the VIMS (Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer) instrument on Cassini and reported on in the July 31 2008 issue of Nature. For more information on this instrument, see the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer web page.
Titan Landscape is something of a departure for me. As a rule I have stuck to working with either the inner solar system, specifically Mars and our Moon, or extrasolar objects. For a more complete description of Titan Landscape and to view a wallpaper version of the art, visit the Titan Landscape Gallery Page.
Ad Astra, Jim