Candid Interplanetary Photography

I caught this over at APOD, and simply had to share with everybody... here's a composite picture of Saturn, spectrally condensed (UV and IR have been shoved down into visible light ranges) that was taken by Cassini-Huygens from behind Saturn. Saturn From Behind, courtesy of Cassini-Huygens It looks, in Sandra's words, "drawn." Not photographed. Not "real." I guess the universe is like that, throwing beauty and form and spectacle around and putting mere human artists to shame. There's a new ring to be seen there, along with fantastic plays of light and shadow. The best part, though? Earth is visible in this picture. Saturn From Behind, courtesy of Cassini-Huygens -- You Are Here Be nice to everyone you see. We all live very, very close together on that pale blue dot.

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