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revefsreleets
04-22-2009, 08:53 AM
This is absolutely amazing stuff. Hope we never put the kibosh on the space program...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1172205/Saturn-close-Sensational-cosmic-images-bring-ringed-planet-life.html

xfl2001fan
04-22-2009, 09:18 AM
Nice. is it just me, or does Mimas strike a strong resemblance to the Death Star?

X-Terminator
04-22-2009, 10:52 AM
Nice. is it just me, or does Mimas strike a strong resemblance to the Death Star?

Yes, and astronomers noted that the first time they saw it. It's a huge crater that's over 1/3 the size of the moon and they think the impact almost shattered it.

Awesome pics. I love astronomy, so they are all fascinating to me.

beSteelmyheart
04-22-2009, 10:32 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the link!
Another cool site to visit is
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html
if you're into space, you could spend lots of time on this site, plus there's lots of wallpaper material in there.

SteelersinCA
04-23-2009, 03:13 PM
The craziest thing is the amount of water that appears to be on Saturn, granted in ice form. Sounds like they basically have erupting ice volcanoes.