Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Outer rings above Saturn

Outer rings above Saturn
Outer rings above Saturn A color view of the more distant rings glowing from scattered light from the hidden Sun. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute / Don Davis

The bright limb of Saturn is dimmed in the middle perhaps by sunlight being blocked by Ring shadows, perhaps by atmospheric structure differences near the dark Southern Polar regions.

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