5.12.06

Dione, Shadows


It seems that some of Cassini's more striking images recently featured in National Geographic. Although none of them are new, this image of Dione against a ring-shadowed Saturn has particularly taken my fancy. If you think you have a handle on this whole 'big balls of rock and ice whizzing around in enormous elliptical paths' thing, please click this image and stare at it until you are suitably befuzzled by the strange and beautiful universe we live in.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

So beautiful. I am tired. I can't spell any of the words that come to mind.

Pacian said...

You don't need to spell anything - just to copy and paste the word 'befuzzled'.

susanna said...

Yeah, this photo is incredible. There are so many mysteries out there. Lots of Why's to be answered. Did you see today's photo on Yahoo! of the star being devoured by a black hole? Wow!

tinker said...

Not only do I not have a handle on this "whole 'big balls of rock and ice whizzing around in enormous elliptical paths' thing," I'm not even certain where a handle might possibly be located.
This photo is lovely though.