Saturn—Curiouser and Curiouser
So, I don't pretend to really know what's going on out there at Saturn, but the images coming back from Cassini really are telling a strange tale. On the one hand, we have Saturn's north pole:
which is clearly a hex-wrench socket of alien design, though we don't know its function with certainty (could be to open up the planet, could be to adjust its orbit, could be something even more fiendish).
And then we have Saturn's south pole, which at first glance appears to be the place where you stick a Saturn-sized inflation needle to maintain internal pressure with, presumably, a giant bicycle pump:
But a closer look reveals that the south pole is...well, you decide:
Now you just tell me that's not an eye. The window onto the soul of Saturn. And if it's not related to a whale's eye, I'll eat my hat.
Who says the space program doesn't pay its own way with dividends of new knowledge. Remember Senator Proxmire? If he'd had his way, we wouldn't know any of this stuff.
By the way, these photos are all from JPL and NASA's Cassini spacecraft. I love those guys, don't you?