What's that in Saturn's rings?

 

 

 

 

 

(BAD ASTRONOMY BLOG|Discover Magazine) — /SNIP/ This is one of the latest pictures returned from the remarkable human achievement that is the Cassini spacecraft, a probe the size of a school bus that has been orbiting the ringed planet since 2004. It’s returned one incredible picture after another, and lately — as Saturn’s orbit has brought it to a point where the rings are nearly edge-on to the Sun — things have gotten not only spectacular but also really weird.

via Like the fist of an angry god | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine.

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