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Wednesday, October 06, 2010


This is a mosaic of quite a few images, stitched together to produce this magnificent portrait. The Sun is behind the disk of Saturn, and you can see the rings lit up on the sides, but in silhouette against the disk itself.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

The Brain sees the science

But the eyes see the sci-fi

Shooting a laser at the sky

This image, released on Sept. 6, shows a laser beam shooting up from the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. The laser beam is used as a guide for the observatory's adaptive-optics system, which compensates for unsteadiness in the atmosphere to produce sharper astronomical images. (Y. Beletsky / ESO)

"Let's all be careful out there!"

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - On a Clear Summer's Night

"Let's all be careful out there!"