Monday, March 09, 2009

Hubble Space Photos: Saturn

I enjoy the beautiful images the Hubble Space Telescope captures. It is the art of the natural world captured without the filter of our own atmosphere. The beauty is monumental and something that past generations were unable to enjoy. It makes me feel the wonder an awe of a child.

It's interesting that as our own world gets smaller and smaller the Universe gets larger and larger. There is so much out there that we have yet to discover let alone understand that it is inspiring and slightly frightening at the same time. Here are a few images of Saturn. A planet that isn't so far away and during the summer months can often be seen Southern sky. But nothing like this...

Infrared view of Saturn.

Saturn's moons.

The black spot at bottom-left is Titan's shadow.


These photographs are credited to: NASA, ESA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona). You can view many Hubble Space images at the official NASA website Here. All are in the public domain.

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