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Outer rings above Saturn

Outer rings above Saturn

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute / Don Davis

Outer rings above Saturn
A color view of the more distant rings glowing from scattered light from the hidden Sun.

The bright limb of Saturn is dimmed in the middle perhaps by sunlight being blocked by Ring shadows, perhaps by atmospheric structure differences near the dark Southern Polar regions.

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

Original image data dated on or about April 26, 2017

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