Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The beauty of the Universe...

Just came across this today on the 'net - photos from the Cassini spacecraft that is in orbit around Saturn (it's mission has been extended, and it is the Cassini Equinox).

Saturn Photos

NASA and the other space agencies get a lot for the little money that they are provided by their respective governments...and they get not just photos back but data that allows scientists to put their theories to the test about how the universe, and Earth formed billions of years ago. Cassini and the two martian rovers (Spirit and Opportunity) are just two programs that have earned their keep, and then some.

BTW - Spirit and Opportunity are still going strong five years after arriving on Mars (although Spirit has been having some computer problems over the last week). The were only supposed to last for 90 days...

If you get a chance, check out the JPL's website and see what the NASA/JPL team are doing.

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