Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sexy Saturn!

This is a super sexy image of Saturn produced by the Cassini spacecraft!  I have a class this semester for Planets, Moons, and Ring Systems.  Our professor, Larry Esposito, is a PI for the UV spectrometer instrument on Cassini.  I'm stoked to learn more about the formation of rings.  Saturn has always been my favorite planet.  Part of my quarter sleeve tattoo is a copy of the image Galileo drew in 1610 when he first saw Saturn.

1 comment:

  1. I bet Galileo didn't sleep for days while wondering what the heck he was looking at!