Satellite picture of the “hexagon on Saturn” – it is a hexagon twice as wide as Earth around Saturn’s north pole. First observed by the Voyager 1 probe in the 1980s, the hexagon has been sighted still by the Cassini probe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today, I’d just like to share a couple of links to some amazing pictures. The first two are a selection of 100 photos from the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, courtesy of The Atlantic:
There are some incredible photos there. I encourage you to take a look.
The other photos that caught my eye are courtesy of Universe Today: images of Saturn’s North Pole taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
The most amazing to me is the last one, the color composite of the stable hexagonal cyclone around Saturn’s North Pole. Continue reading
Artist rendering of SpaceX Dragon spacecraft delivering cargo to the International Space Station. Credit NASA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Great news on the commercialization of space: Dragon Fire: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared into space, carrying the Dragon capsule to orbit at 3:44 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
This is their second successful demonstration flight for NASA, and this time it is supposed to dock with the International Space Station. Let’s hope all goes well with this.