Saturday Saturn Sky

The post title sounds like part of the “question” to a Jeopardy “answer.”

OK, first this from NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute:

Planet Six

In my opinion photos like this are awesome and humbling at the same time. I doubt I am the first person to express such a view.

I am a staunch supporter of space exploration because I believe it is simply an unavoidable part of human nature to investigate. Since at a “micro” level I believe that intelligence and curiosity are highly correlated, at a “macro” level an intelligent society should be curious about the universe. I also believe that the pure pursuit of science has been valuable in showing the virtue of keeping an open mind and in not assuming one already has all of the answers about anything.

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Given the post title, you knew a picture like this was inevitable:

See the source image

From cargurus.com a picture of a Saturn Sky in what is a gorgeous color, in my opinion. I think this color was called Bluestone, but I’m not sure. By the way, when I post these photos from cargurus.com I don’t know if they’re from a current listing and I suspect they’re usually not.

Although the Sky used the same Kappa platform as the Pontiac Solstice, the sheet metal and interior were completely different. I like the looks of the Solstice, but I love the looks of the Sky. Every now and then I have to admit that I get a case of buyer’s remorse regarding my BMW Z4 and wonder if I should have purchased a Sky Red Line, instead. It certainly would have had a lower purchase price and lower maintenance costs. As I wrote in this post, when I began the process of finding a car I began by only considering automobiles with 8-cylinder, 10-cylinder and 12-cylinder engines. (Hey, I’ve driven the Z4 fewer than 8,000 miles in the 26+ months I’ve owned it. I’m not too worried about gas mileage.) As impressive as the specific output of the Red Line engine is, it only has four cylinders.

Oh well, how does the saying go, “Hindsight is always 20-20.”

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