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.
Posted by flenser at 8:41 PM