Saturn—Curiouser and Curiouser

So, I don’t pretend to really know what’s going on out there at Saturn, but the images coming back from Cassini really are telling a strange tale. On the one hand, we have Saturn’s north pole:

which is clearly a hex-wrench socket of alien design, though we don’t know its function with certainty (could be to open up the planet, could be to adjust its orbit, could be something even more fiendish).

And then we have Saturn’s south pole, which at first glance appears to be the place where you stick a Saturn-sized inflation needle to maintain internal pressure with, presumably, a giant bicycle pump:

But a closer look reveals that the south pole is…well, you decide:

Now you just tell me that’s not an eye. The window onto the soul of Saturn. And if it’s not related to a whale’s eye, I’ll eat my hat.

Who says the space program doesn’t pay its own way with dividends of new knowledge. Remember Senator Proxmire? If he’d had his way, we wouldn’t know any of this stuff.

By the way, these photos are all from JPL and NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. I love those guys, don’t you?

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  1. Charlza
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    I think they need to get those faster starships on the assembly line. The space shuttle and probes dependent upon gravitational sling shots just isn’t cutting it any moret. I’m getting tired of waiting years to decipher these odd events in space, heheh

  2. keithray
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    somewhere on the internet I saw videos of that interesting formations water can make when spun in a cylinder at different speeds. One of them was hexagon.

    http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060515/full/060515-17.html

    how fast are those winds on Saturn? how fast is saturn spinning?

  3. tsmacro
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    Gotta love it, as I write this all the google ads next to the blog over there are for Saturn cars! *LOL* Hmmmm maybe that’s what we’re overlooking here, maybe all these so-called pictures of the planet are really hoaxes generated by General Motors designed as some “underground marketing campaign” to get more people to google “saturn” and of course while doing so they’ll end up seeing a lot of links for their cars.

  4. Jarne
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    That looks less like an eye and more like a spinning vortex of doom type-thing. Maybe the wrench socket controls the vortex?

  5. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Well, I don’t see why an eye can’t also be a vortex, and vice versa. Though I don’t know if you’d want a wrench socket controlling your eye. Eww. Still, I’m not an alien, so what do I know?

    Now, as for that link to Nature, all I can say, how like a “respected” journal like Science–I mean, Nature–to blatantly cover up the truth with some preposterous story about “experiments.” Really. And need I point out that Nature has begun publishing science fiction short stories, so what does that say about their integrity in the matter? It is to laugh.

  6. Charlza
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    I once imagined that there was an alien or race that did nothing but set up weird things just confuse the heck out of the human race. I further imagined that they were watching our reactions and laughing theirs collective alien asses off 🙂

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