Thursday, September 8, 2011

Saturn's Rings Photograph

Saturn's Rings Photograph

Beautiful photo taken of Saturn and its rings by the Cassini spacecraft. I had a bit of an obsession with the Cassini-Huygens craft since it began orbiting Saturn in 2004.

I vividly remember being at work and constantly refreshing my web browser to catch glimpses of Huygens descending through Titan's, Saturn's largest satellite, atmosphere. Titan's thick atmosphere is believed to resemble an early Earth. There were numerous glitches with the data feed, but I was excited to see the first image that showed the surface to resemble a squishy Mars.

Saturn [Image credit: NASA]

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