And now for something completely different.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


This must be a candidate for "Coolest pic ever". At first glance it might be an artists rendition of a futuristic space scene, or perhaps a photoshopped image.

In fact, it is a picture taken by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn, and shows the moon Dione seeming to float above the edge-on ring system, while Saturn looms in the background. The banded lines at the top of the image are the shadows of the rings on the surface of Saturn.

6 comments:

Knucklehead said...

Nobody has commented yet and all I can say is that this is a fabulous photo - just fabulous. I'm gonna get a copy and hang it.

Intelligent Design? Probably not. But perhaps the hands of a simple, yet elegant, galactic potter.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

JoeC said...

It is a sweet thing. Real. Wow.

Another great site for astronomy pics is:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/
archivepix.html

Otherwise known as Astronomy Picture of the Day. You might have it, too.

flenser said...

Knucklehead

I should have included a link back to the original, which can be pretty large and suitable for framing.


Go here.

flenser said...

JoeC

I don't know, Joe, you have some pretty captivating pictures on your own site.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

Nice pic. Thanks.

terrye said...

It is just amazing isn't it? So perfect.