Feeds

Reg reader stitches PARIS right up

Beautiful composite image of spaaaaace...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

A tip of the hat this afternoon to reader Jon Grove, who was so impressed by our Paper Aircraft Released Into Space high-altitude snaps that he decided to get down and dirty with some hot PARIS images.

Jon explains: "I used PaintshopPro, copied a bunch of your pictures into different layers, scaled and rotated and positioned them appropriately, then merged into one image. Tweaked the contrast a bit, applied a touch of sharpening, tidied the sky/horizon, and voila!"

Voila! indeed. Here's the impressive result of Jon's dexterity. You can click on the image for a bigger version:

Composite view of PARIS images of edge of space. Pic: Jon Grove

Jon adds: "There are a few places where the match is not quite perfect, but it's nice to get an impression of the view that your Playmonaut must have had."

It is, and to get some idea of what lies beneath the cloud, Jon suggested roughly the same vista seen on Google Earth:

The same vista seen on Google Earth

Good work that man. Quite what breathtaking panoramas our LOHAN Playmonaut will enjoy remain to be seen... ®

Additional PARIS resources

  • New to PARIS? We have a basic mission summary here (pdf).
  • Our dedicated PARIS section, with all previous updates, is right here.
  • You can find our release, pursuit and recovery photos here...
  • ...and our onboard camera photo album here.
  • Our Flickr page, for your viewing pleasure.
  • Check out our lovely YouTube channel.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray
Want to arm that shark? Better get in there quick
Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers
Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs
SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS
Boffin: 'I think the behaviour is increasing in frequency'
Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs
And a floating carrier for recyclable rockets
The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS
Your brother's gonna die, kid, unless we can give him your, well ...
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k
3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff
Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins
Robo-sub scans freezing waters, rocks warming models
Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU
Doctors find new Digitillnesses - 'text neck' and 'telepressure'
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.