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Sliver of Saturn

sliver of saturn

Although only a sliver of Saturn’s sunlit face is visible in this view, the mighty gas giant planet still dominates the view.

From this vantage point just beneath the ring plane, the dense B ring becomes dark and essentially opaque, letting almost no light pass through. But some light reflected by the planet passes through the less dense A ring, which appears above the B ring in this photo. The C ring, silhouetted just below the B ring, lets almost all of Saturn’s reflected light pass right through it, as if it were barely there at all. The F ring appears as a bright arc in this image, which is visible against both the backdrop of Saturn and the dark sky.

via Sliver of Saturn | NASA

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Images from the closest pass yet of Saturn’s RingS



The Cassini probe has been capturing the most detailed and amazing images yet of Saturn’s rings. The spacecraft is making it’s final passes before it is plunged into Saturn later on in the year.

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via NASA just captured some of the most mind-blowing images of Saturn’s icy rings ever – ScienceAlert

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