|Meanwhile, back to the future ...
||[Oct. 28th, 2015|11:54 pm]
And meanwhile, those of us still alive live in a time of miracles and wonder (as I've said before).
"Ring shadows line the face of distant Saturn, providing a backdrop for the brilliant, white sphere of the icy moon Enceladus. The image was taken by the orbiting Cassini spacecraft on June 28, 2007, at a distance of approximately 291,000 kilometers (181,000 miles) from Enceladus. Image scale is approximately 2 kilometers (1 mile) per pixel."
The Atlantic has posted a stunning series of photographs from NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn and its moons, in particular, the "snowball" with what is almost certainly a liquid water ocean in its interior.
The pictures may have been taken by a machine more than one billion kilometres away from Earth, but to me they have the beauty of great art. I highly recommend you take some time to inhale those miracles of technology and human imagination. As has been said by others, sometimes I too love living in the future.
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