|1 Jul 2004 @ 22:36, by Anthony Marsh|
Wow, is all I can say, and just think this spacecraft is going to be out there sending back stuff for 4 years and is going to launch a probe to land on Titan. Voyager got some great pics of Saturn's rings, but Cassini-Huygens has beaten all, we accualy sent this craft thru one of the gaps in Satrun's rings and entered perfect orbit 1 second later than predicted. Man, they are getting good at hitting the target, lol. My first impression I got from this pic was wow, what the heck could make chunks of rock and ice that varys in sizes from sand grains to houses, in a mixed state to look like that. It looks like a sound vibrations frozen in time, it may never be solved how the rings have such sharp edges. I think maybe there was moons that vacuumed it up and somehow was ejected later by something. One other thing about Saturn is that it has a perfect magnetic field, this basicly means its axis of rotation is the same as the magnetic north and south, and considering that Earth and Jupiter are the only other planets with a magnetic field except the rotational axis and magnetic axis are not the same. Maybe the rings of Saturn give its magnetic field some stability? This spacecraft also got a pic of Jupiter's ring when it passed by. What a huge step, and even Nasa admited last night during the insertion into orbit, that they will have to rewrite the science books with all the data they have been getting since it was launched. Well you will just have to surf thru thier site, that spacecraft got all sorts of pics and data on the way, including the sound of that huge solar flare last year. :}
1 Jul 2004 @ 22:58 by : very cool
2 Jul 2004 @ 08:56 by martha : Wavy edge
It is interesting to see the wavy edge on the rings and I know the scientists are quite excited by seeing it. This is almost as exciting as the walking on the moon. I believe we did walk on the moon contrary to some who think it was a hoax. No doubt they will also say these Saturn images are a hoax.
4 Jul 2004 @ 08:38 by : spectacular!
and the only reason these pictures are being beamed back to earth is because of the big satellite dishes at Tidbinbilla, a half hours drive out of Canberra Australia, seeing they are the most powerful dishes that are placed in the Southern Hemisphere and positioned so that the pictures can be sent back.
20 Jul 2004 @ 19:13 by : Lovely shot!
well annotated too sir!
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