Cloud Depths

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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Cassini used a wavelength of infrared light that passes easily through methane to obtain this image of the turbulent depths beneath the serene pastel cloud-tops of Saturn.

On another note, I've often wondered just how much fuel Cassini has left after all these years of steadily adjusting its orbit. Todd Barber, the mission's lead propulsion engineer, discusses the probe's fuel gauge here.


Bobby said...

Oh. So that's how they keep it from spinning crazily off into space and flying apart. I wonder how many of those little rockets it needs - and how any of them could do any good when the whole dealy could spin in any direction and stuff.

Zhoen said...

Looks like a good storm comin' in.