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Rings and Shadows

Rings and Shadows


Date: 25 May 2004
Satellite: Cassini
Depicts: Shadow cast by Saturn's rings
Copyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn's rings cast threadlike shadows on the planet's northern hemisphere. Note the translucent C ring, and thin outermost F ring. The image was taken with the Cassini narrow angle camera in visible light on 10 May 2004, at a distance of 27.2 million kilometres from Saturn. Image scale is 162 kilometres per pixel. Contrast in the image was enhanced to aid visibility.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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