Saturn’s Rings - 12/06/09 +
Does science ever make you make you do a gasp? It’s like a little exhilation of understanding when you realise that how something works and the mechanics behind why it’s beautiful. Kind of like Stewart Lee’s argument that Richard Dawkins is evidence of Intelligent Design - as he couldn’t imagine how something so beautiful and complex could have evolved by chance.
Although Dawkins is quite, um, shouty? Is that the right word. Probably not. Let’s say he’s forceful in his arguments.
Anyway. All of this is distracting us from what is brilliant in this image. The little gasp was caused by this post about his about the mechanics: Saturn’s Rings Do The Wave
Here is where all the rest of the Cassini Images live.
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