Detail of Saturn

The NASA Cassini probe, now in its third year of observation around the planet Saturn, continues to send back extraordinary images and surprising and revelatory science.

This must surely rank as one of humankind’s most wonderful imaginative achievements. It was less than 400 years ago that Galileo Galilei espied Saturn with state-of-the-art augmentation of his eyes. Now, our augmented eyes can see marvels of which Galileo never dreamed.

All those people looking for reasons to bolster their belief in irrational things by finding messages in stains on tunnel walls and on pizza trays, might do better to turn their eyes skywards for some real miracles.