Tuesday, February 06, 2007


That's not a graphic. That's a real photo of Saturn from the Cassini probe. In this photo, the sun is directly behind the planet. Isn't it amazing?

At higher resolution, you can even see the earth in this picture (just above the left extremity of the densely packed rings, just outside the first faint ring) - earth seen from almost a billion miles away. How cool is that?

If you want to see Saturn for yourself, look into the eastern sky an hour or two after sunset (Feb 10th for the best view, although it should be visible tonight and for another few weeks) and the brightests yellow 'star' you see should be Saturn. A small telescope should be all that is needed to see the rings...



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