Shadows, Rings, and Mystery Hazes

NASA yesterday released a new image from Cassini of the shadow of Saturn cast across its rings. While a wealth of images have been returned by Cassini in the past few weeks, only a relative few have been processed. The rest remain in raw format awaiting future processing. All images, raw and processed, are available on the Cassini-Huygens website.

The day before, NASA released a false-color image of Titan that brings out the haze layers in its atmosphere. Such images will help scientists better understand the activity in Titan’s atmosphere.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype and is forthcoming from The Laurel Review. A piece of flash fiction is forthcoming from Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files.” Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.