Thursday, February 24, 2005

Saturn has blue skies!

Get this. According to a NASA report on images sent back by the Cassini spacecraft, though Saturn's clouds are yellowish, the atmospheres of the sixth planet from the Sun and our very own Earth have a similarity:

Fast forward 100 years: You're an astronaut piloting an airplane in the upper atmosphere of Saturn. The gas giant has no solid surface to walk on and no seas to put a boat in...It's so alien that you start to feel homesick. So you do what they taught you in astronaut training. Take a deep breath, look up at the sunny blue sky and pretend to be back on Earth. Works every time!

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