NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which is currently 1.5bn kilometres from Earth on its way to Saturn, has gathered images of the Saturnian system at equinox. Sunlight casts long shadows across Saturn’s rings during this time of year revealing some never-seen-before detail of the distant planet. The spacecraft also captured images of some of Saturn’s moons and even caught footage of Janus, one of its smaller moons, showing strips of light and shadows passing over its face. Cassini is orbiting Saturn as part of its extended equinox mission which will continue until next September.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
On New Year’s Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?
Maybe it’s because I’ve been so baffled by Afghanistan or because I’m allergic to the hyperbolic use of “never” and “always” and “nothing.” Whatever the cause, I cringed when I […]