Puggles the secret David Bowie fan.
Not forgetting MUSE!
Saturn’s Rings from the Dark Side
From Earth, we usually see Saturn’s rings from the same side of the ring plane that the Sun illuminates them — one might call this the bright side. Geometrically, in the above picture taken in August by the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn, the Sun is behind the camera but on the other side of the ring plane. Such a vantage point gives a breathtaking views of the most splendid ring system in the Solar System. Strangely, the rings have similarities to a photographic negative of a front view. For example, the dark band in the middle is actually the normally bright B-ring. The ring brightness as recorded from different angles indicates ring thickness and particle density of ring particles. At the top right of the frame is Saturn’s moon Tethys, which although harder to find, contains much more mass than the entire ring system.
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA
Cassini takes such beautiful photographs.
A GP7200 jet engine at the Emirates & GE Engine Maintenance Center in Dubai shot by Adam Senatori. The GP7200 powers the Airbus A380 and is produced by Engine Alliance, a joint venture between GE and Pratt & Whitney.
Puggles the aibo trying on my glasses.
Looks better in them than I do.