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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Rings rising from Saturn's shadow

Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's rings

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Rings rising from Saturn's shadow Saturn casts a fuzzy shadow on the outer edge of its rings, which are lit from behind in this view. They have just rotated into sunlight.

NASA / JPL / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Red, green, and blue-filter images were combined into a color image that was overlaid onto a higher-resolution clear-filter image. Original images were N1536743926_1, N1536744060_1, N1536744133_1, and N1536744150_1.

Original image data dated on or about September 12, 2006.

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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: Emily Lakdawalla


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