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Crescent Saturn and rings

Crescent Saturn and rings

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Doug Ellison

Crescent Saturn and rings
As of July 26, 2006, Cassini's orbit had been shifted so that the spacecraft spent the majority of its time on the night side of Saturn and on the northern side of the ring plane. From this point of view, Saturn is seen in a crescent phase, and the rings are lit from below.

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Original image data dated on or about July 26, 2006

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