Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day puts me in mind of the science fictional locale of Jinx (Larry Niven's Known Space tales). The universe is stranger than we can imagine: that's Methone, right here in our own solar system. Another great image from Saturn's tiniest "moon", the Cassini orbiter.

Addendum: January 1975 Analog cover. See what I mean?

1 comment:

Paul Weimer said...

The solar system alone is stranger than we imagine. Agreed