Soaring Over Saturn, South

Soaring’s not the accurate term, really. That would imply air or some other medium. If we were at Saturn, crammed inside the Cassini spacecraft, it might seem that we were adrift. Space is a big place, and it would take us about two weeks to complete each orbit.

saturn-south.jpg

Anyway, here’s a pretty picture for the day: a color-enhanced shot above Saturn’s Southern hemisphere, where it’s currently summer. (Though the temps in the minus 200’s wouldn’t give us Earthlings a clue of that.) Note the eye-shaped storm at a latitude that would place it a bit inland from or just on the Antarctic coast, were this the planet Earth.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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