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Disturbance in Saturn’s outermost ring

Cool image time! The picture below, taken by Cassini in April, looks down at Saturn’s vast rings and shows a disruption in Saturn’s outermost F ring, likely caused by an interaction of objects within the ring.

Saturn's rings

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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

 
He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
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2 comments

  • Calvin Dodge

    Get ready for Footfall!

  • LocalFluff

    Oh, so it is that inclined now already, Cassini. Ready to plunge into Saturn itself. It will broadcast great images of its cloud tops at the end. Galileo at Jupiter could not because its primary antenna did not work to begin with. But Cassini will show us that a gas giant planet looks so perfectly circular only because it is so huge. Its armosphere will be more exciting than that at a close look.

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