Saturday, February 12, 2005

Saturn Revealed As A Blue Planet

THE first true colour image of Saturn reveals that the ringed planet is not the silver orb visible from Earth but a deep shade of blue.

Instead, the image - released yesterday by the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado - shows that Saturn's northern hemisphere is a soft azure, striped by the shadows of the planet's rings.

The blue hue is a moody backdrop for Saturn's icy moon Mimas.

I can not really say that I thought of Saturn as being blue, It's always been a golden colour on the TV but I guess from now on it will be blue.

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