Monday, May 15, 2006

Cassini Comes Through Again

rings, Titan, EpimetheusAh. NASA has offered us a gorgeous image of Saturn's rings against the background of Titan (Epimetheus also visible).

We have been receiving images of the outer planets since the Pioneer 10 spacecraft emerged from the asteroid belt and encountered Jupiter in 1973. (I still have the issue of Scientific American with that first image on the cover.) The scale of the knowedge we have gained and the beauty of the imagery which science has brought us over the past 30 years is stunning.

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