Beside a Giant

Cassini seems to be taking the most breathtaking photographs lately. Here is another one of Saturn, this time with its enormous moon Titan. Just to get a little sense of scale, Titan is larger than the planet Mercury, and it would be a planet in its own right were it not for its location in Saturn’s orbit. Here, however, it seems so small next to the giant planet and the shadows of its rings. You can also just make out Prometheus… it’s the tiny speck above the rings on the far right.

So breathtakingly beautiful.

Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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6 thoughts on “Beside a Giant

  1. I can remember as a kid being awe-struck when Voyager 1 and then Voyager 2 passed by Saturn – I’ll probably blog it sooner or later LOL But despite the beauty of those images, they can’t compare to Cassini. It’s a shame the mission doesn’t get more airtime on the major networks.

    Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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