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The coolest way for NASA to spend my taxes, the back side of Saturn!

Doug Kerr

Well-known member
It is possible that this is the NASA description of that image:

Saturn silhouetted. Cassini spacecraft image of Saturn and its ring system with the Sun directly behind. The view revealed two previously unknown rings. One, associated with the orbits of the moons Janus and Epimetheus, lies in between the outer edge of the bright main rings and the thin greybrown G Ring. The other, associated with the orbit of the moon Pallene, lies just inside the broad and diffuse outer E ring. Earth is seen as a bright dot at the ten oclock position between the bright main rings and the G Ring. This is a composite of 165 images taken at infrared, visible light and ultraviolet wavelengths by the Cassini spacecraft on 15th September 2006, while it was around 2.2 million kilometres from Saturn.

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Doug
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
It’s so good and clean!


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One could easily mistake it for a genuine computer generated graphic. That’s how good NASA post processing has become!

Asher
 
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