Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pic Today 11/14/13



FIRST ECLIPSE PHOTOS
OF SATURN

NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
have just released these remarkable photos
taken behind Saturn,
to avoid shooting directly into the sun
(and damaging the delicate cameras
of the Cassini spacecraft.)

Cassini was launched in 1997,
and has been circling Saturn for 9 years,
sending back images and data on the
planet, its rings and the giant moon, Titan,
(shown in photo #2.)

The panoramic photo of Saturn
(shown in photo #1)
was made from a composite of images
covering 405,000-miles in width.
The images are shown in natural color.

Amazing!

(Photos courtesy of NASA/JPL)



3 comments:

  1. Imagens muito lindas!
    Boa quinta-feira!
    Beijinhos.
    º°♩♪ ✿° ·.

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  2. Thanks for showing us these composite images Rick!
    They are pure beauty on top of being very interesting!

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