The planet in the sky
April 7, 2011 12:19 PM Subscribe
Looking for a picture of Jupiter or Saturn as seen from their moons.
posted by Hactar to science & nature (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My google skills are failing me here, so I'm turning to you guys. I'm looking for an artist's take (or a photo if there are actually any of them) of what Jupiter would look like from, say Ganymede or Io, or what Saturn would look like from Titan or Europa. The pictures would preferably be from the larger satellites. This ties into some world building I've been doing and I was planning on putting a hot Jupiter in earth's orbit and then having the people live on a moon sized in between earth and Mars. I've checked with some people who reassure me that given the right atmosphere, the world could be livable, so now I'm trying to get an idea of what the sky would look like with the planet overhead.
(I can't believe I'm going this crazy over world building for a fantasy setting. But I'm sick of the "eight moons overhead" around an earth like planet. I know it's possible, it's just boring.)