Active Moon

Pardon me for not posting on astronomy in a while. Usually the winter is very inspiring to me: very clear skies at night, plus the snow and ice formations that seem other-worldly at times.

Above is a six-month-old image from Cassini at Saturn. The shepherd moon Prometheus casts a shadow on the main rings, if you look carefully to the right. Two gouges in the F ring (left) are prominent. Check out this video for the process.

Imagine if we had a moon and a ring interacting in this way. I wonder what kind of mythology would develop around it. How do you suppose Christian liturgy and devotion would adopt the symbolism of it?

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Active Moon

  1. Jason says:

    [There’s an ad at the front of the video–I’m not trying to spam your comment box.]

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