Wednesday, November 08, 2006

ISIS

This image must be one of the most stunning and beautiful I've ever seen in my whole life - a solar eclipse of Saturn as pictured by Cassini. The small insignificant dot at 10 o'clock is our own humble planet, Earth.

3 comments:

dystonia ek said...

Seeing this for some reason took me back to childhood, lying on my back in the field behind my parents' house, staring up at the stars and feeling that overwhelming vertigo, feeling like you could fall upwards endlessly. And when I closed my eyes I could swear I could feel the rotation of the planet beneath my back, all the weight of the earth hurtling through the void.

Nothing beats that feeling.

William Bennett said...

I know exactly what you mean.

Odile Lee said...

This is real....
wow