21.10.08

Springtime on Saturn

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Okay, yes, every springtime is an autumn as well. More generally: Saturn is approaching equinox. Not only has the northern hemisphere lost its blue tint, but now the whole face of the world is losing the huge shadows of the rings, as they begin to meet the sunlight edge on.

5 comments:

chiya said...

*First comment dance*

Pretty :) I'm going to guess that saturn is your favourite planet..

Pacian said...

More that Cassini is my favourite space mission. They seem to have a real commitment to releasing beautiful images to the public.

Although I suppose it does help that with its myriad intriguing moons and dazzling rings, Saturn is a pretty interesting place to be a space photographer.

Tinker said...

It's springtime AND autumn, simultaneously? That would be very confusing - no wonder there's no plant life there. They wouldn't know if they were coming or going...Well, that and several other factors, I'm sure...

Pacian said...

It's the same on every world Tinker, including our own. Just a matter of north and south... :-P

tinker said...

Oops - hemispheres! Doh!
(Is there an emoticon for blushing?)