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  • Kerin Dimeler-Laurence

    The Cassini spacecraft looks toward Rheas cratered, icy landscape with the dark line of Saturns ringplane and the planets murky atmosphere as a background. Rhea is Saturns second-largest moon, at 1,528 kilometers (949 miles) across.

  • Ginger Nelson

    This is too cool. Better than star wars because it IS REAL! Wow. The God that created that knows me and loves me.

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Rings of Saturn from Cassini.

♥ This is a real image of Saturn, taken by the robotic spacecraft Cassini, eclipsing the Sun ♥

Cassini spacecraft crosses Saturn's rings

The Cassini spacecraft took this view of Saturn’s moon Dione in October 2005, with the tranquil gold and blue hues of Saturn in the distance. The horizontal stripes near the bottom of the image are Saturn's rings

THAT'S a view you don't see every day!

May 2010 Moons & Rings Before Saturn Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA Another striking alignment occurred last March in the view of humanity's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft. Rhea, one of Saturn's larger moons, was caught passing Epimetheus, one of Saturn's smaller moons. Epimetheus is actually well behind the heavily cratered Rhea. Further back, several of the complex rings of Saturn can b seen crossing the image horizontally. Behind both the moons & rings is giant Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the sunlit face of Saturn's rings

The rings of Saturn via Cassini

Feb 2010 Cassini Spacecraft Crosses Saturn's Ring Plane Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA Pictured above, digitally cropped and set in representative colors, is the striking result. Saturn's thin ring plane appears in blue, bands and clouds in Saturn's upper atmosphere appear in gold. Since Saturn just passed its equinox, today the ring plane is pointed close to the Sun and the rings could not cast the high dark shadows seen across the top of this image, taken back in 2005.

The Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's moon Rhea at crescent phase, a view never visible from Earth.

In the Shadow of Saturn's Rings --- Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/J. Major

♥ Obscured by Saturn Rings. In this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Saturn‘s rings obscure part of Titan‘s colorful visage. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI