Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Cassini Probe Finds Death Star

I just couldn't resist posting this item:

Astrobiology Magazine reports that the Cassini space probe has taken some images of "one of the ringed planet's natural wonders: Mimas.... [which] bears a striking resemblance to the Star Wars' Death Star, which wrecked havoc on planets using its laser-focusing dish. In place of the laser dish, Mimas carries a crater peak the size of Mount Everest."

Thanks to TD from the Dads-at-Home Yahoo Group for passing on the link.

And speaking of Cassini, last week I came across this very cool, natural color image of Saturn's rings on the CICLOPS site.

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