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Saturn, ah what a planet! April 9, 2012

Posted by Mark Flavin in The Solar System.

Of all the beauty in our solar system Saturn is the most elegant and beautiful of all the uninhabited worlds. How can you beat a planet with a ring system and especially one with such diverse and exotic looks. Too bad earth dosn’t have a ring system to glorify the night sky.

Since I started reading scifi it seems like cover illustrators always go for a ringed planet when trying to capture something exotic. To see something like that through the view port on your starship would be absolute nirvana.

If you have followed the Cassini probe and seen some of the ultra cool images that craft has returned then you will know what I mean. Take a look at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/halloffame/ to see some of the best stuff NASA has captured since Cassini arrived at Saturn.

Saturn will be prominent in the night sky this month. It is worthy of a look if you have a telescope.

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