“It almost gives you vertigo”

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Saturn from the high inclination view, the planet brightened so details of the rings can emerge.

Cassini navigators crank up the orbit by repeated fly-bys of the moon Titan to give scientists viewing angles never before seen. Lots of photos and a movie here. Well worth some surfing time, as these images are high quality and deserving of a park on your desktop background or something.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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2 Responses to “It almost gives you vertigo”

  1. Roger says:

    Do you have Cartes du Ciel sky mapping software? If not, it seems the kind of thing you’d enjoy using. You can set the “observatory” at any place on earth and at any time you wish, and by putting your cursor on any celestial object and right clicking you get a lot of info handily. It’s free. Here’s the link to the download: http://www.astrosurf.com/astropc/cartes/prog/cdcbase276.exe

  2. Todd says:

    Thanks for the link, Roger. I’ve been playing around with the Orbiter space simulation software, which enables you to fly any number of solar system missions with historical, current, or future ships, and depending on the extras, allows you to build bases, space stations, plus get the sky views, again from any time past, present, or future.

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