Saturnian Greyspace

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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I don't often post monochrome images from Cassini, but something about the lines, shadows and banding in this image lends it a noirish, sci-fi atmosphere. Or perhaps a dark chocolate, liquorice deliciousness, I'm not sure which.

Rhea transits the disc, while if you click for the full view, Mimas is a small speck visible over the edge-on rings towards the right of the image.


tinker said...

Nice. It has a sort of zen-like look to it.
Also, it's quite fashionable - black and white stripes are very 'in' this year. You never know, the other planets may start sporting them, too. ;)

zhoen said...

Very noir. This is a planet with dark secrets.

Bobby said...

Seems like a very shy planet.

LuluBunny said...

It's too beautiful for words :)