View Full Version : Discussion: Three Views of Saturn

2003-Sep-09, 04:30 PM
SUMMARY: The planet Saturn reached its maximum tilt towards the Earth last Spring, and astronomers took advantage of the situation to image the ringed planet in three wavelengths of light using the Hubble Space Telescope: ultraviolet, visible, and infrared. Saturn tilts at an angle of 26-degrees and experiences seasons in its hemispheres like the Earth as it travels around the Sun; its orbit takes nearly 30 years. Particles in Saturn's atmosphere reflect different wavelights of light differently, so the different images can help fill in pieces of missing information.

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2003-Sep-11, 07:36 AM
Want me to do a wallpaper of this image? It should look pretty nice.

2003-Sep-13, 05:49 AM
I, for one, would love a wallpaper of this. I think Saturn is beautiful just in normal images. The additional views just make it moreso.

2003-Sep-13, 05:50 AM
me too me too! Right now my computer background is bare ... I'm waiting for something impressive. Saturn certainly fits the bill.