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Godzilla Head Nebula

Godzilla Head Nebula

Image Title: Godzilla Head Nebula
Source: Viking Orbiter


A fanciful view of a nebula in a galaxy far, far away. I would not be surprised if somewhere, from some perspective, there was a nebula in which the form of that city-trashing monster Godzilla was readily apparent.

Source Image Background

What does an image of a Godzilla shaped nebula have to do with Mars? The planet seen in the foreground started out as a composite of two frames taken of Mars by the Viking Orbiter 2 as it approached that planet.

Image Processing

I used Adobe Photoshop for the processing of the Viking image frames, the creation of the star field and nebula, and the final compositing.

Wallpaper Download

I have created a low resolution, cropped version of Godzilla Head Nebula for use as a desktop wallpaper. I am making this wallpaper available for your personal use only. It is not to be modified or redistributed in any form by any means. All rights are retained by the artist.

Godzilla Head Nebula, 1280x1024 Wallpaper Image by Jim Plaxco

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