June 15, 2004

Saturn: Now and Then

TWO VIEWS FROM 2004 AND 1655:

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Saturn as seen by Cassini

"As Cassini coasts into the final month of its nearly seven-year trek, the serene majesty of its destination looms ahead. The spacecraft's cameras are functioning beautifully and continue to return stunning views from Cassini's position, 1.2 billion kilometers (750 million miles) from Earth and now 15.7 million kilometers (9.8 million miles) from Saturn."

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Saturn as seen by Galileo

"Galileo Galilei. Il Saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquisita, e giusta siponderano le cose contenuto nella libra astronimica, e filosoficadi Lotario Sarsi Sigensano, scritto in forma di lettera, all%u2019 illustrissimo, e reuerendissimo Monsig. D. Virginio Cesarini Accademico Linceo, maestro di camera di n.s. dal signor Galileo Galilei . . . Bologna : Per gli H. H. del Dozza, 1655."

Posted by Vanderleun at June 15, 2004 11:45 AM
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That's a neat juxtaposition. I like how it shows how far we've come.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at June 17, 2004 1:12 AM