Sunday, March 04, 2007

Stunning New Views of Saturn

Having worked briefly on the Cassini spacecraft sensors while at JPL, I am continually amazed and gratified that my minuscule contribution might have had any part, however insignificant, in generating such stunning images and scientific data.

Check out these incredible images of Saturn and its rings returned from the spacecraft as it travels ever farther outside the plane of our solar system to offer views of Saturn that we will never have from our comfortable perch on Earth. (all of the following images are courtesy of:

CICLOPS/Space Science Institute
Boulder, CO