Yes, it’s time for more cool shots from CNN of space. Please hear the word “space” with an impressive echo in your head.
That pic up there is not, in fact, from the last batch of brownies I made but is instead from the rover Opportunity on Mars. It’s a combo of 276 exposures. Huge vistas of another planet = we’re living in the future. Nice.
They also have in this batch, a bunch of stuff from amateur astronomers. In fact, the title this week is “Amateur Astronomers Show Off.” Damn straight they do. They’ve got a great shot of Saturn and four of its moons taken by Richard Scott, who “used his 11-inch Schmidt Casagrain Telescope, mounted on a computerized German Equatorial Mount, and an Orion Star Shoot Deep Space Imager camera to capture this photo.” Jesus, I get lost sometimes in the remote control to my television. Show off is right. Geez.