Thursday, December 20, 2012

Looking Back at Saturn

This beautiful picture was pieced together from many images taken by Cassini as it went "behind" Saturn, with the sun serving as the flashbulb. That's for your eyes. For your ears, Holst has a soundtrack. Actually, I know that my Dad worked on Cassini before it was launched and it's nice to know that in a way he helped take this picture.

PS: Try clicking on the "art and science" label link to see more incredible astronomy pics -- many are showing up on year-end best-of lists even now ...

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