27.5.08

Losing the Blues

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute


This new(ish) Cassini image, intended to illustrate Saturn's cloudtops, demonstrates just how unequivocally not-blue the northern hemisphere is becoming. It's quite a shame, I think, to see the planet lose its colour. Still, the southern hemisphere will presumably be turning blue once its own winter sets in. The Saturnian year is only thirty times longer than ours, so it can't be long to wait...

1 comment:

mark said...

still beautiful tho