Postcards from Enceladus

Paul Raven @ 13-08-2008

We interrupt our normal broadcasting to bring you… some space pr0n.

If you’re getting a bit worn down by the trouble and strife here on Earth (and who could blame you?), maybe you’ll get some refreshing respite from five minutes gawping at the landscape of the Saturnine moon Enceladus as captured by the Cassini probe:

landscape of the moon Enceladus

The above image [courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute] was taken from less than a thousand miles above Enceladus’ surface. Just think – in the space of a month we’ve confirmed water on Mars and seen the surface of a distant moon that may also have the potential to harbour life.

OK, back to the grind. Think about it too long, and it gets hard to come back to Earth…


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