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  • Writer's pictureEli Allison

Space Art: Saturn

The mysterious spinning ring sister Saturn. As Beyonce says, put a ring on it, and it did, the biggest ring in the whole bloody solar system. When Galileo turned his telescope to the night sky, he was the first person to observe Saturn's rings, although it was Christiaan Huygens in 1655 who first described them as a disk surrounding Saturn. It takes this huge gas giant thirty years to travel around the sun, but only ten and a bit hours to completely rotate on its axis. While Saturn itself is bitchin', it's a moon called Titan that get scientists all hot under the collar. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere, where there is clear evidence of surface liquid and where there's liquid, there's cocktails, oh and maybe simple life forms... Anyhoo... let's get arty.

A lino ink roller, is a not like a normal painting roller, but hard rubber based so the paint isn't absorbed, but pushed around. They cost about 4 pounds, and are great for printing, abstract painting, and smoothing out large collage. Of course if you don't have one, try using a rolling pin, covered in plastic wrap. Just remember to leave your ends clear of paint, unless you like messy hands.


There you have it! We made art.

I would love to see your space creations so head on over to Twitter and tag the shit out me. I'm also technically on Instagram but I get hashtag overwhelmed and need a lay down if I've been there too long.

Next week we've creating the classic butt of every joke, Uranus and if you can't wait. Here's where it all began, Mercury.

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