Friday, December 17, 2004

geek moment: cassini

i don't always talk a lot about physics and astronomy and planetary science anymore now that i am no longer immersed in these things on a daily basis. but man, there are times when i wish i had kept going and gotten that PhD so that i could have been involved with all the awesome planetary research going on these days.

as planets go, mars is closest to my heart, but today, it's saturn drawing my attention. even if you are not geeky, take a look at the work going on by the cassini imaging team. this probe is getting some of the coolest pictures of saturn EVER. just beautiful. not to mention the research...


sometimes you are forced by circumstance to look back and wonder what your life would be like now if you had made different decisions. but like david sedaris said in his fabulous and hilarious short story, you can't kill the rooster, "the past is dead, hoss..." no regrets, and no going back for me.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

:) Yeah, it's pretty cool. The woman who heads up the imaging team sends us oodles of Cassini email anymore; twice a week or more it seems. Want me to forward them to you when I get them? (Usually I just delete them and briefly rage that I can't seem to get off of her mailing list!)