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As regular readers know, I adore the Astronomy Picture of the Day site, and I have it as the homepage of my browser so I see every picture. This was yesterday’s, a shot taken from the Cassini spacecraft while in Saturn’s shadow, looking back towards the eclipsed sun and clearly showing the outermost E-ring, formed from ice-crystals that come from the newly discovered ice-fountains of one of Saturn’s moons.
See that pale dot to the left just above the very bright main rings? That’s Earth.
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Hey! I can see my house!
Beautiful picture. There are so many amazing things in this universe, and aren’t we privileged to be in the generation that gets to see them first?
I was going to put up a post on the image of the Mars Rover at the Victoria Crater but my blog seems to have disappeared so I’ll just sit here and watch Saturn.
What a beautiful shot — thanks for posting this, TT. Gorgeous.
My new wallpaper at work. (A frame from “Forbidden Planet” at home.)
I’ve made it my wallpaper too, MF. I love the various images from Cassini – it’s hard to take a bad shot of those bling-rings.