Tuesday, April 21, 2009

cassini pics from saturn

Wow. Just...wow. That is an amazing shot of Saturn's moon Enceladus, taken from the Cassini-Huygens probe.

These are amazing. Pictures taken from the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn. Many more pics and info on what they are and what they mean at the second link above.

Here's a few more.

The moon Rhea seemingly hanging by a thread from Saturn's rings.

Mimas above Saturn's rings

Epimetheus before Titan.

And finally Saturn itself. Remember, these are photographs, mostly just raw (although the above had some light filtration to bring out Saturn's rings more) as seen from the spacecraft. Would it be worth twenty or thirty years of your life to see that yourself? (Not that Cassini is actually coming back or is manned. Just saying.)

Makes you feel kinda small, yeah? :)

(oh, via metafilter.)

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