Emily LakdawallaApr 07, 2008

Cassini at a close apoapsis at Saturn

I was browsing the Cassini raw images website today and spotted the three different-filter images necessary to create this color view, so I threw them together. As with any color image made with raw data, the color is, at best, approximate.

View of Saturn from Cassini at apoapsis

NASA / JPL / SSI

View of Saturn from Cassini at apoapsis
Cassini took the images for this color view of Saturn through its wide-angle camera from the farthest point on its orbit on April 6, 2008. The spacecraft was only about 1.4 million kilometers from the planet at the time.

Exploration Changes Everything

Keep space science going strong. Take action for space and make your voice heard by telling elected officials to make space a priority.

Take Action