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Imagining Earth with Saturn’s rings

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 09, 2009

This video of what Earth would look like with Saturnine rings is pretty ho-hum, yeah, there’s a shot from orbit of the Earth with Saturn’s rings around it, and then BAM! here’s what it would look like at night in NYC:

Earth with Saturn's Rings

The view from Ecuador is pretty great too.

Update: Greg Allen wants an iPhone app that adds in Saturn’s rings to any shot you take with the camera.

With the combination of GPS and orientation data that’s baked in to so many digital photographs, it should be possible to create a filter — I hear the kids call them apps now — that automatically inserts properly positioned Saturn rings into any sky you want.

An augmented reality app would be nice too.

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