I know I’m not the only person here who spent a fair bit of my youth waiting anxiously for the next National Geographic to hit the mailbox, bringing more fuzzy pictures of our solar system from the Voyager space probe. I especially remember the Jupiter (1979) and Saturn (1980-81) fly-bys.
Nothing brings those tenterhook-memories back more vividly for me than this grainy animated gif from Voyager’s approach to Jupiter.
Boston.com’s The Big Picture has a feature article this week: “Views of Jupiter“, with pictures of the Jupiter system from a variety of sources including the Galileo project. Check it out, and recapture that feeling of breathless imagination.
Hal Brindley, a wildlife photographer travelling in South Africa, has captured images of a leopard wrestling a crocodile in the Kruger National Park.
Who do you think won? The Telegraph has the series of photos.
Doctor/Rose ship community time_and_chips has this photomanipped spoof of a romance novel cover. I like the slight touch of subversion there: the Doctor is the one with the ripped bodice.