Sunday, May 13, 2007


Saturn backlit by the sun
Presented by Carolyn Porco, Sr research scientist at the Space Science Institue in Boulder, Colorado, at a recent TED conference.The earth appears as a tiny dot in the upper left- incredible!

"This is truly awe-inspiring — not just visually beautiful, but a mind-boggling technical achievement, and a way to depict the finiteness and fragility of the planet in a way that we haven’t experienced since the famous "Earthrise" photo from the Apollo program in the late 1960s. — Steve Pinker"

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