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28-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Perhaps the most beautiful picture ever taken
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Saturn As You’ve Never Seen it
The cover picture from
National Geographic, December 2006.
The Sun is eclipsed (behind) Saturn
in this picture.
The “dark” side of Saturn is seen here lit by ring
shine.
The rings are made highly visible by forward scattered sunlight.


Also, at about 10:00 looking at Saturn, there is a very tiny bright dot just inside one of the last outer rings.
That is not a moon...that is the Earth.

So totally bitchin'! Thumbsup

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28-04-2012, 09:12 PM
RE: Perhaps the most beautiful picture ever taken
Beautiful Smile

It's funny how we used to think Saturn was the only planet in our solar system that had rings. Now, astronomers have found that most of the gas giants have rings albeit faint ones.

Nice...

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28-04-2012, 09:38 PM
RE: Perhaps the most beautiful picture ever taken
Yeah, I heard that there's a ring around Uranus! Tongue

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28-04-2012, 09:44 PM
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(28-04-2012 09:38 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Yeah, I heard that there's a ring around Uranus! Tongue
There is, there is!!! But it comes and goes - has something to do with the angle of the dangle Sleepy

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28-04-2012, 09:53 PM
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(28-04-2012 09:44 PM)aurora Wrote:  
(28-04-2012 09:38 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Yeah, I heard that there's a ring around Uranus! Tongue
There is, there is!!! But it comes and goes - has something to do with the angle of the dangle Sleepy
EWWWWWWWW No

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28-04-2012, 09:54 PM
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(28-04-2012 09:53 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(28-04-2012 09:44 PM)aurora Wrote:  There is, there is!!! But it comes and goes - has something to do with the angle of the dangle Sleepy
EWWWWWWWW No
You freakin' started it Tongue

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28-04-2012, 10:21 PM
RE: Perhaps the most beautiful picture ever taken
Just spectacular! I can look at photos like this all day, I often do…

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12-05-2012, 05:00 PM
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That is completely amazing ... and so beautiful, I think one of my brain cells just exploded.

How did they take this? Which telescope? Kepler? I've seen some amazing things from it in the past couple of years.

Thanks! This one's going in my space folder. Thumbsup

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