Monday, September 25, 2006

total perspective vortex

View of Earth from SaturnYou Are Here → |
A photo of Earth taken by the Cassini probe from Saturn's orbit reveals just how big space really is. There's a tiny tiny speck in a vast expanse of black, with Saturn's rings in the foreground. Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.


Joe said...

That is a lovely picture - just in the same week they announced finding a new, very faint ring around Saturn too. Reminds me of the 'family portrait' dear old Carl Sagan persuaded NASA to take with Voyager as it left the edge of planetary space. The whole solar system and a blue dot which didn't quite take up a full pixel. Planet Earth.

Yvonne said...

Damn! Joe's post about this is so much better than mine.