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Saturn global view from Cassini, rings open

Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, best of, global views, Saturn, Saturn's rings

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Saturn global view from Cassini, rings open Cassini captured the 30 frames required to construct this mosaic on July 23, 2008, from a distance of about a million kilometers. About a year before Saturn's equinox, the ring shadows have shifted from where they were early in Cassini's mission to a fat arc a little above the equator.

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

Original image data dated on or about July 23, 2008.

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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: Gordan Ugarkovic


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Wicky: 01/09/2013 01:04 CST

Saturn's ring are a formation of small icy particles that some experts suggest are left over of some nebular material.

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