Friday, August 12, 2011

Arc of Light

Saturn's icy F ring. In the background, Rhea.

Deep in the shady sadness of a vale
Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn
Far from the fiery noon, and eve's one star
Sat gray-haired Saturn, quiet as a stone

~ John Keats

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

~ Mark Russell