The blue background is Saturn (made so by the scattering of blue sunlight), the tiny globe in the middle right is the moon Mimas, and the foreground tan streaks are Saturn’s rings. The rings are casting their shadows onto the planet.
Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“. View all posts by Richard Leis