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Flying over Saturn

Flying over Saturn

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Flying over Saturn
Have you ever wondered what Saturn looks like from above? On October 10, 2013 Cassini had the chance to fly over Saturn and take in this stunning view of the planet nestled within its rings, highlighting its mysterious hexagon and colorful cloud layers. Color is exaggerated.

This composite is made of images that were taken by the Cassini spacecraft's camera system, the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) on October 10, 2013 and received on Earth October 11, 2013. The camera was pointing toward Saturn at approximately 900,000 miles (1,450,000 kilometers) away, and the images were taken using red, green, and blue filters. To see the full-resolution version & more details: https://www.flickr.com/photos/valerieklavans/30362237842

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Val Klavans

Original image data dated on or about October 10, 2013

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