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Saturn global view from Cassini, rings open

Saturn global view from Cassini, rings open

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

Saturn global view from Cassini, rings open
Cassini captured the 30 frames required to construct this mosaic on 23 July 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.

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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