The Southern Hemisphere of Saturn, in Black and White

On February 18, 2005 the Cassini space probe took an image of Saturn’s southern hemisphere. The interplay of the ring shadow and the banded atmosphere of Saturn at the top of the image is striking. The ring is seen nearly edge on.

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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