Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

Cassini provides Astronomy Picture of the Day, 20080609

Saturn's rings from the other side

This nifty image shows the side of the ring system that's normally not illuminated by the Sun, for those of us looking at Saturn from Earth. It almost mitigates the troubles that our instrument has been having since last Friday. We've sent up one patch but it hasn't cleared the alarm. The poor thing is still sick. It needs power-cycling. I have to admit, "power-cycling" is possibly my favourite euphemism. Whoever came up with such a fancy way of saying "turn it off and turn it back on again, that usually fixes it" deserves a gold star. Possibly tattooed onto his/her forehead.
Tags: cassini, photo, science
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