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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: zazzafrazz
You realise that you just wished me floating in essential what is a lake of liquid fart?
But, it's glassy. And, and... Saturn. And, and.. the rings.
Geez, you really know how to spoil the mood. I was going to bring some Ganymede Chardonnay but no, you had to bring up farts.
This particular sunglint was so bright as to saturate the detector of Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) instrument, which captures the view. It is also the sunglint seen with the highest observation elevation so far -- the sun was a full 40 degrees above the horizon as seen from Kraken Mare at this time -- much higher than the 22 degrees seen in PIA18433. Because it was so bright, this glint was visible through the haze at much lower wavelengths than before, down to 1.3 microns.
You're kidding right? Green Peace and other orgs like them would never let it happen. After all, there might be some lowly amoeba somewhere in the deepest depths of Titan's hydrocarbon seas, and how could we even think about altering its pristine environment by raping and pillaging it with or evil industrial capitalist ways?