Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Saturn and melancholy

Wikipedia: 'The latest estimate of Saturn's rotation based on a compilation of various measurements from the Cassini, Voyager and Pioneer probes was reported in September 2007 is 10 hours, 32 minutes, 35 seconds.'

Saturn presides over melancholy. And that’s right, because Saturn combines two things to an extreme degree that are both present in depression: extraordinary coldness, and a furious circling energy. (Remarkable that this huge, distant world rotates on its axis so much more quickly than Earth ...)

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