Sunday, July 10, 2011

Storm on Saturn (Courtesy of Cassini and NASA)


A storm on Saturn, so big that it wraps all the way around the planet. Photo taken by the Cassini space probe and posted on Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog.

3 comments:

Sean M. Murphy said...

Awesome. I also love the way the shadow of the rings bends around the side of the planet. Thanks, Eleanor!

Tyler Tork said...

Sure puts the recent Minneapolis tornado into perspective...

Douglas Hulick said...

It looks like a painter dabbing preliminary colors onto the surface before blending them into the art that is the planet. Cosmic oils on canvas, perhaps?