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robcat2075

Make your own Dione

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Dione is one of Saturn's many unusual moons. It always presents the same face in its forward direction leaving one side light and the other side dark. You can examine this result from any angle if you make your own Dione model!

 

Download the rectangular projection of Dione's surface that was recently featured at Astronomy Picture of the Day...

 

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141107.html

 

 

Then apply it to a sphere to make you own model of Dione. Choose either "cylindrical" or "spherical" application and compare the visible result. I suspect spherical will be the most correct one.

 

Unfortunately it is not an elevation map so you can't make actual mountains and craters with it but it is fun to try if you haven't done much yet with decal application methods.

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