Monday, February 15, 2010

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Not Too Far Away

What does the Death Star look like? Pristine instrument of planetary destruction?

The famous Star Wars crawl at the beginning of each movie, cartoon, video game or whatever else tells us that the the story takes place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. I think that's shit. It happened right here, in our solar system, many eons ago. Here is what a Death Star looks like when it's been sitting around for a few billion years.

Even the mighty empire finds its glorious wonders in ruins after a long enough period of time. The universe is very old. I'd wager they could still make the lasers work though. Just needs a little elbow grease.

Cassini is taking some new pics of one of Saturn's moons (this isn't one of those new pics).

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