Image: Night into day on Saturn's rings

phys.org | 7/2/2018 | Staff
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In this image by the international Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's shadow is captured creeping across the rings. The bottom half of the image shows the bright rings reflecting sunlight from their icy particles, whereas the top is partially obscured in shadow from the gas giant.

The planet's night side can be seen through gaps in the rings on the right side of the image, where it is dimly lit by light reflected from the rings.

Mosaic - Images - Light - Cassini - Camera

The mosaic of four images was taken in visible light by Cassini's narrow-angle camera on 5 November 2006 when Cassini was 1.5 million kilometers from the ringed giant. At the time, Cassini was still a relatively new tourist at...
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