Get Saturn on the NatGeo cover!

Get Saturn on the NatGeo cover!

Get Saturn on the NatGeo cover!

Bad Astronomy
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Oct. 25 2006 10:16 PM

Get Saturn on the NatGeo cover!

Bulgaria's gold rush?

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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A woodpecker?

Neither of these should be on December's cover of National Geographic! It should be Saturn! And you can make it happen.

NatGeo is is having a contest to decide what goes on the December issue's cover. The Saturn image came from Cassini just recently, and judging from the reception it got on my own blog when I posted it the first time, it should clearly be the cover. I mean, woodpeckers are cool, and gold is always nice, but we're talking Saturn here.

Puhleeze. Like it's even a choice.

Currently, Bulgaria is winning (barely). You can make a difference. What has Bulgaria ever done for you?

Tip o' the ring system to, uh, "Cassini Fan" who let me know about this.