Saturday, March 10, 2007

Goin' back to Saturn where the Rings all Glow...

One of the more thrilling things I've ever seen is the planet, Saturn, in all its ringed glory. The big telescope at Chicago's Planetarium can get you up close, and personal. This was more than 10 years ago, well before the Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit and beamed these amazing photos back to Earth. When the professor was a child, he used to think you could walk on those gorgeous rings.

One day, when we've solved the problem of inequality, and by extension, every other thing we need to address: hunger, poverty, war, disease, greed, and on, and on...
...let's get us some shiny rings around the Earth.

If you have a few minutes, take this trip.

Thanks to Jesse "Doc" Wendel, pinch-hitting for Steve, over at the News Blog.

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