Ooo.

2 comments October 15th, 2007at 09:22pm Posted by Eli

saturndione.jpg
NASA

Thanks again, Cassini.

Saturn’s pale, icy moon Dione is offset by the gold and blue hues of the planet in this image taken Oct. 11, 2005. The horizontal stripes near the bottom of the image are Saturn’s rings. Cassini was nearly in the same plane as the rings when the image was taken, making them look thin and masking their awesome scale. Dione, like most of the other icy Saturnian satellites, looks no different in natural color than in monochrome images. Spectral filters created this color view, which approximates how the image would appear to the human eye.

2005, eh? Well, it’s new to me…

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Science

2 Comments

  • 1. ::matthew  |  October 15th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    I thought you had a 200mm lens, not a 20000000mm one!

    cool pic

  • 2. ellroon  |  October 16th, 2007 at 3:04 am

    How can one not look at this and be in awe? Glorious.

    Thanks.


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