Thunderstorm On Saturn as wide as the Earth

  • metta

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    Jul 09, 2011 5:09 PM GMT

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    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/tempest-hell-seen-saturn-190517740.html
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    Metta - you always have interesting posts!

  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 09, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    And even that planet is but a speck of dust in our galaxy; virtually subatomic in the larger universe.
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    I wish there was a follow button so I could follow all of Metta8's posts yeah saw this before but forgot to click on the link in yahoo. thanks for posting it, it was very interesting to read
  • suedeheadscot

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    Jul 09, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    Makes me kinda sad that none of us are ever going to see this from space from ourselves (if you see what I mean - I don't mean actually go down onto the planet but space travel will probably be very restricted in our lifetime).

    Am I making sense or am I just too tired after training?
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    Jul 10, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    Here's an image of Saturn backlit by the sun taken by Cassini. The Earth was visible as bright dot just outside the brightest disk of rings. It certainly puts our cares into perspective.

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  • Orias

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    Jul 11, 2011 6:15 AM GMT
    suedeheadscot saidMakes me kinda sad that none of us are ever going to see this from space from ourselves (if you see what I mean - I don't mean actually go down onto the planet but space travel will probably be very restricted in our lifetime).

    Am I making sense or am I just too tired after training?


    I'm with you on this, I hate the fact that we most likely will not see space in our lifetime.
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    Jul 11, 2011 6:21 AM GMT
    tanlejos saidMetta - you always have interesting posts!



    Yeah, for real!
    He's RJ's news anchorman. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Montague

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    Jul 11, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    This is awesome news!
  • danielek

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    Jul 24, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidHere's an image of Saturn backlit by the sun taken by Cassini. The Earth was visible as bright dot just outside the brightest disk of rings. It certainly puts our cares into perspective.

    saturn_cas.jpg


    Amazing pictures!
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    Jul 24, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    His interesting facts remind me of Ted from How I Met Your Mother