Backlit Saturn

Cassini's view of Saturn

Infrared, red-filtered, and violet-filtered images taken by the Cassini spacecraft were combined to create this mosaic .
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Cassini has been circling Saturn for over 8 years, beaming back beautiful images like the one seen above.

This image captured a view from Saturn's shadow — Saturn sits between Cassini and our sun in this image. Consequently, the planet and its rings are backlit by the sun, granting scientists a better look into Saturn's atmosphere and rings.

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