1. distant-traveller:

    Saturn in blue and gold 

    Why is Saturn partly blue? The above picture of Saturn approximates what a human would see if hovering close to the giant ringed world. The above picture was taken in 2006 March by the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. Here Saturn’s majestic rings appear directly only as a thin vertical line. The rings show their complex structure in the dark shadows they create on the image left. Saturn’s fountain moon Enceladus, only about 500 kilometers across, is seen as the bump in the plane of the rings. The northern hemisphere of Saturn can appear partly blue for the same reason that Earth’s skies can appear blue — molecules in the cloudless portions of both planet’s atmospheres are better at scattering blue light than red. When looking deep into Saturn’s clouds, however, the natural gold hue of Saturn’s clouds becomes dominant. It is not known why southern Saturn does not show the same blue hue — one hypothesis holds that clouds are higher there. It is also not known why Saturn’s clouds are colored gold.

    Image credit: Cassini Imaging TeamSSIJPLESANASA


  2. Do you love me? I love you.


  3. - Alone protects me.

    - Friends protect people.


  4. Ivan Watsonov: We can’t let the Queen have her second gold. Not here. Not this time.


  5. 조완순 씨의 깊은 빡침


  6. Mother Russia robs Queen’s gold for Sotnikova.

    Her score should’ve been no higher than 213 considering Olympic generosity.


  7. 조완순(31세, 빡침) 씨의 어제 올림픽 피겨 스케이트 쇼트 프로그램 단상


  8. you left us too soon…


  9. he’s gone too soon………………..


  10. rip philip seymour hoffman

    i just can’t believe it………………….