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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Accidental beauty: the Sun and Saturn

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Accidental beauty: the Sun and Saturn This photo was taken just after the famous "In Saturn's Shadow" portrait of Saturn eclipsing the Sun, when the Sun had emerged from behind Saturn, on September 15, 2006. The image has not been processed except for calibration.

NASA / JPL / SSI

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about September 15, 2006

 

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Comments:

Bill: 03/12/2014 01:37 CDT

I thought the imaging system would not tolerate sun pointing such as this. (From http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/faq/FAQgeneral/#q7: We cannot point our cameras very close to the Sun or sunlight will damage the instruments. )

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