Now THIS is cool!
That’s Daphnis, one of the many moons of Saturn, going about its celestial business in the Keeler Gap. This Phil Plait article recounts how the Cassini space probe got this amazing shot and others, and how Daphnis tugs the ring material around it in and out and up and down, like liquid.
This is even more fascinating to me because Curse of the Iris features a showdown in the Keeler Gap, with Daphnis playing a pivotal role.
I’m proud of Curse of the Iris and I loved writing that scene. But the universe turns out to have written a story that’s even more amazing and beautiful than any author could imagine.
And who’d want it any other way?