Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cassini pic of Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft took pictures while in the shadow of Saturn. Beautiful, but the comment from the team leader was also stunningly profound.

"This glorious image is our special gift to you, the people of the world, in this holiday season that brings the year 2012 to a close," Cassini imaging team lead Carolyn Porco, of the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo., said in a statement. 

"I fervently hope it serves as a reminder that we humans, though troubled and warlike, are also the dreamers, thinkers, and explorers inhabiting one achingly beautiful planet, yearning for the sublime, and capable of the magnificent," she added.

Here is the link:  http://news.yahoo.com/backlit-saturn-shines-stunning-photo-201934552.html

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