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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Saturn just after equinox

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

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Saturn just after equinox Cassini viewed Saturn from the side on October 17, 2009. Just two months after equinox, the shadow of the rings is beginning to spread southward. The bright moon Enceladus sits on the face of the disk just below the rings.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / color composite by Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about October 17, 2009.

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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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