saturnbentrings2In this picture recently snapped by the Cassini spacecraft seems to show the rings of Saturn being bent as they approach the shadow of the planet. Gravitational warp? Space-time distortion? It’s nothing so grand, unfortunately. The atmosphere of the planet is refracting the light being reflected off the rings. It’s nothing out of Star Trek, but it does make for a cool pic.

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Posted by Darren Beyer

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