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Edge-On View of Saturn's Rings

Edge-On View of Saturn's Rings


Depicts: Saturn, Dione, Tethys
Copyright: Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab)and NASA

This photograph shows Saturn with its rings slightly tilted. The moon called Dione, on the lower right, is casting a long, thin shadow across the whole ring system due to the setting Sun on the ring plane. The moon on the upper left of Saturn is Tethys.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 19:14 UT

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