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Pre-processed image of Saturn's north pole with rings to the side, taken from about 29,000 km:

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This took about a day to get to Earth because it took several hours for Cassini to re-orient itself after using its main antenna as a shield while going through the ring plane.

As I am typing this at 2 pm PDT on May 2nd Cassini is making its second pass through the gap between Saturn and its rings.
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Analysis of data from Cassini's first pass shows that the gap is relatively dust-free so JPL might reconsider the use of the antenna as a shield.
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Fake news.
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aliens? time travel? CG? or just some wind?

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wind creating a pattern coming off the wing
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ukimalefu wrote: aliens? time travel? CG? or just some wind?

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Shatner, the twilight zone.
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Well, that proves that Unicorns evolved into whales...

...which means Star Trek IV shares continuity with MLP.
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It's amazing the carcass managed to make it to the bottom of the ocean floor and remained undisturbed for fossilization as I am surprised none of the aquatic dinosaurs scavenged it for a meal (or maybe they did since it was belly up, might find some teeth marks once they chisel down to the bones!).
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The straight lines REALLY make me wonder. Meteors? airplanes? aliens?
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ukimalefu wrote: [snip of sky pic]

The straight lines REALLY make me wonder. Meteors? airplanes? aliens?

Considering that this is a mixture of timelapsed photography: almost definitely airplanes.

A meteor might have streaked across a single frame and would not have formed a trail through several of them.

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Could also be satellites.
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