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.

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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.