Monday, December 21, 2009

First Time in Human History - Sun seen reflected from another planetary body

(from the Digital Journal):

This is the first time mankind has seen the sun reflecting from a body of liquid outside of planet earth. NASA has released a spectacular photo of the sun reflecting from a massive liquid lake on [Saturn]'s moon known as Titan.

TUCSON, Arizona - NASA has released a spectacular image of sunlight reflecting off a gigantic liquid lake on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

This is the first time such a reflection of sunlight has been seen from a body of liquid outside of earth, NASA said.

"This image shows the first flash of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's moon Titan," said NASA.

" The glint off a mirror-like surface is known as a specular reflection. This kind of glint was detected by the [read more]


What a spectacular way to welcome the Solstice! Enjoy the day held sacred to humanity for thousands of years! For tomorrow, the sun will rise once again, the days will grow longer, and we will rejoice in bountiful harvests for our people... (something along those lines) :-)

But not only does the sun rise on Earth, it sheds a little light on all our heavenly neighbors - even the far off moons of ringed gas giants.

Maybe in our lifetime we will have humankind witness such spectacular views with our own eyes! By the grace of God!

Happy Solstice, and a very Merry almost Christmas to all! (Do they celebrate Christmas on Titan)

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas to you, sir, and thanks for this link - a fascinating glimpse into God's creation.