Saturn’s Rite of Spring

Saturn at EquinoxImage Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Nasa/Esa/Isa’s Cassini probe has been paying close attention to Saturn at Equinox – as the image left, a mosaic of 75 exposures, shows. There’s a much larger version here and, via the Professor, the Bad Astronomer has more. Here’s a JPL News video of what Cassini’s been watching at Saturn. 15 years to the next equinox.
And here’s a medium sized version of the image.

Saturn at Equinox

And a previous post on Saturn and Cassini.

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  • Wilde Rover

    Ah Saturn, the Primordial Sun.

    Interesting article here speculating about Saturn’s role in the creation of religion.

    http://www.tresman.co.uk/harold/35light.htm

    Not entirely sure if it could be seen to be scientifically sound, but fascinating nonetheless.