Tuesday, July 10, 2007


"To find your strategy to peace is war"

If you click on any of the links below, you can learn more about Saturn and it rings than you would ever want to know...I think its fascinating that one of the gaps in the rings is carved out from one of Saturns many Moons, Pan.

"gravity is directly proportional to the product of two masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between" DAVE MOWS GRASS

Uranus, Jupiter and Neptune also have faint rings around them, but Saturn hit the ring jackpot, doncha think?

Saturn was the Roman God of agriculture.

Explanation: What size particles compose Saturn's rings? To help find out, the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn broadcast radio waves of three different wavelengths right through the rings to Earth earlier this month. The experiment was sensitive to ring particle sizes because ring particles much larger than a broadcast radio wavelength will reflect those radio waves away. Three different wavelengths were used: approximately 1 centimeter, 3.5 centimeters, and 13 centimeters. The results are coded into the above false-color digitally reconstructed image. In the above image, the color purple indicates regions populated predominantly by ring particles larger than 5 centimeters, while the color green indicates regions with a significant population of small ring particles less than even 1 centimeter. The white center of Saturn's B-ring indicates that the density of ring particles was too high to make a good determination. Other radio observations indicate that some ring particles can be as large as several meters across. The impressive nature and clarity of the above sharp image may help determine clues about the origin of Saturn's beautiful but enigmatic ring system.

I've been wanting to post a song and some lyrics by my buudy Chris Smither, but things keep getting in the way, like Red Scribbles post/picture yesterday of the most ringed of all the Planets...Saturn...and it took me back to Stevie Wonders "Songs in the Key of life" and a really nice cut from that exellent album that never got much airtime...
I give you...


Packing my bags -- going away
To a place where the air is clean
On Saturn
There's no sense to sit and watch people die
We don't fight our wars the way you do
We put back all the things we use
On Saturn
There's no sense to keep on doing such crimes

There's no principles in what you say
No direction in the things you do
For your world is soon to come to a close
Through the ages all great men have taught
Truth and happiness just can't be bought - or sold
Tell me why are you people so cold

Going back to Saturn
where the rings all glow
Rainbow, moonbeams and orange snow
On Saturn
People live to be two hundred and five
Going back to Saturn where the people smile
Don't need cars cause we've learned to fly
On Saturn
Just to live to us is our natural high

We have come here many times before
To find your strategy to peace is war
Killing helpless men, women and children
That don't even know what they're dying for
We can't trust you when you take a stand
With a gun and bible in your hand
And the cold expression on your face
Saying give us what we want or we'll destroy

Going back to Saturn
where the rings all glow
Rainbow, moonbeams and orange snow
On Saturn
People live to be two hundred and five
Going back to Saturn where the people smile
Don't need cars cause we've learned to fly
On Saturn
Just to live to us is our natural high


GEWELS said...

But what about JUPITER?

Now that she's back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair...
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's time to change...
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June....

Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated

Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star
One without a permanent scar
And did you miss me while you were looking at yourself out there...

And tell me, did Venus blow your mind
Was it everything you wanted to find
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there..

steve said...



Mother of Invention said...

Think I'd love it on Saturn, then! Smiles and 205 you say?!!

Hey, you guys should do a whole thing on songs that have planets, moon, star..in them!

My Venus in blue jeans,
Mona Lisa with a ponytail...
she's the ...work of art,
she's the one who stole my heart..

(Who did this? It's really old maybe 50's or early 60's..

Everybody is a star...(Earth Wind and Fire)

It's a marvelous (?)night for a moondance with the stars..(Van Morrison)

Anonymous said...

ok did i miss something here ??? where's the red dress ??

steve said...

Mom- thats a good idea- was that Nat king cole maybe?
I would submit as my favorite space swongs 'Europa" by Santana and 'space truckin" by Deep purple.

yes, europa...that deserves a whole post...

RDG- Thats what I want to know.

Dave Mows Grass said...

I've always been partial to that Conway Twitty song; I think it's called "I don't know a thing about love."

Thanks for the plug, bye the way. I purposely left off the gravitational constant because I wasn't really discussing Newtonian physics at the time. I guess that is obvious, though, because without that constant, your gravitational force would be expressed as some unit of mass squared over some unit of distance squared, most likely kilograms squared over meters squared, and that would be nonsense.