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Hubble views Saturn ring plane crossing, 1995

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Hubble views Saturn ring plane crossing, 1995 The Hubble Space Telescope captured Saturn on May 22, 1995 as the planet's magnificent ring system turned edge-on. This ring-plane crossing occurs approximately every 15 years when the Earth passes through Saturn's ring plane.

Reta Beebe (New Mexico State University), D. Gilmore, L. Bergeron (STScI), NASA/ESA, Amanda S. Bosh (Lowell Observatory), Andrew S. Rivkin (Univ. of Arizona/LPL), the HST High Speed Photometer Instrument Team (R.C. Bless, PI), and NASA/ESA

Original image data dated on or about May 22, 1995.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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