Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday beautiful science

via Bad Astronomy, I bring you Iapetus. Again! Blow this image up, turn out the lights, and gaze at it on your screen. It's beautiful. (These images were taken by Cassini on Sep 10, 2007 - so they're really very new).

Update: Even more amazingness from Cassini:



alien appreciator said...

the resolution on this is astounding. thanks for the beautiful photo!

The Factician said...

Yep. Click through on the Iapetus link. It's the closest pass ever to that moon, so it's the best photo ever taken. *Really* wild.