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The legacy of the Cassini spacecraft

By Don Barrett
16 September 2017

The Cassini spacecraft has been one of the most productive, versatile and inspiring astronomical platforms ever made. Launched on October 15, 1997, this spacecraft, simply by its own exploits, stands as a triumph for a generation of scientists across the globe, and testament to humanity’s vast capacity for exploration far beyond Earth. 1,119 more words

Art And Humanities

The End of Cassini: Crashing Into Saturn

On September 15, the Cassini spacecraft will come to an end. It’s going to crash into Saturn after orbiting it for more than 13 years. That’s a long time. 83 more words

Science

Myths of the Moons: Iapetus (Saturn)

The Greek Titan Iapetus is probably remembered more for the actions of sons than his own mythos. As one of the primal gods, he was a brother to Cronus (Saturn), and the uncle of Zeus. 762 more words

Myths Of The Moons

Iapetus: Saturn's Stained Moon

Saturn’s “yin-yang” moon Iapetus (pronounced eye-AH-pe-tus) is seen in this image, a color composite made from raw images acquired by Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on March 11, 2017. 195 more words

Space

Iapetus: Progressive Melodeath

Ok, so I’m a sucker for cool names and unusual titles.  Whatever melodeath is, I don’t have a clue.  But, the word intrigues me.

An email from the band states: “Iapetus is not a project based on any desire for fame or monetary success – we’re just two dudes who love making music, and who want people to hear and connect with what we’ve made. 22 more words

Progressive Rock

Folding

Ocean to mountain –

Now a riverside pathway ~

Folding space and time.

Poetry

Book Review: The Monuments Of Mars – A City On The Edge Of Forever


BreakawayConsciousness
Zy Marquiez
September 7, 2016

The Monuments Of Mars – A City On The Edge Of Forever by Richard C. Hoagland is a phenomenal expedition into much maligned subject of space oddities du jour. 404 more words

Daily Musings