|View of Saturn edge on of its beautiful rings. Note the ring’s shadows on the lower part of the planet|
How is it going with you guys? I am feeling much better today and for the last two days. I think I am finally on the up side of recovery! My lungs are feeling so much stronger…thanks to all of you who have been praying for me. It has been a long road, almost six months of crippling illness. One thing, however that I have been able to do was write my book. It is very near being finish. It is the sequel to Of One Tongue, the novel I wrote a little over a year ago. This book is about the aftermath of the language split at the Tower of Babel, 25 years later. It shows the dispersal of mankind (at least the beginnings of it) and the developing cultures. But the most fun I had in the research and writing was the encounter the characters had with the wildlife and settling of the land and climate after the global flood. I hope you will read it when it is released and will write a review on Amazon for me!
Speaking of new things, NASA has released some new photos of Saturn taken by the probe Cassini. Cassini was sent to Saturn in 2004 and has been faithfully sending pictures back ever since. Here are some of them…
The image above the title is of Saturn, its rings viewed edge on and the planet's giant moon Titan. The probe snapped the shots on May 6, 2012, when it was about 483,000 miles from Titan.
Below, “This mosaic of the Saturn system, taken by Cassini, glows with scattered light from tiny dust grains. The sun is obscured by the planet in this unusual geometry.”1 Cassini made its historical trip between the planet and its rings just this year. Photo Jan 2017
Below, “From the inside out, the 'Cassini division' in faint red at left is followed by the A ring in its entirety in this ultraviolet-light image. The A ring begins with a ‘ irty' interior of red followed by more blue as it spreads away from the planet. The blue is a signature of water ice. The red band roughly three-fourths of the way outward in the A ring is known as the Encke gap.”2
Below, “The new set of images also includes a view of Saturn’s superdense B ring—the highest-resolution image ever taken of this ring by a factor of at least 2. The great variety in widths and textures of the bands cannot be accounted for yet. 'Why is it organizing itself in this way? We (NASA scientists) are trying to figure that out…There are some theories about some kind of vibrations that can set themselves up in a system like this, but those should all have the same wavelength, which clearly this doesn’t.' It’s something they’ll need to study more.”3 Photo Taken Jan 2017
Below, "The globe of Saturn, seen here in natural color, is reminiscent of a holiday ornament in this wide-angle view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The characteristic hexagonal shape of Saturn's northern jet stream, somewhat yellow here, is visible. At the pole lies a Saturnian version of a high-speed hurricane, eye and all.”4
Below, "Saturn's moon Enceladus, covered in snow and ice, resembles a perfectly packed snowball in this image from NASA's Cassini mission.”5
Below, "Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.”6
Below, "The Saturnian moons of Titan, Hyperion and Prometheus are visible just beyond the planet's trademark rings in a photo captured on July 14, 2014 and released on Sept. 22.”7
Below is a picture of Saturn with the sun behind it. God glorious creations never cease to amaze me. Beautiful!
Until next time, God bless and take care,