Monday, February 5, 2007

Lord of the Rings

Courtesy of the Planetary Society, yet another stunning image of Saturn from Cassini. Yet another image we didn't even know we needed to see, but there it is. If Cassini keeps sending back these marvelous gems, it might even take the sting out of Hubble's going blind. Might. Click through to get a significantly larger version. Trust me, it's worth it.


On January 20, 2007 Cassini's orbit took it 60 degrees above the plane of the rings to capture this top-down view, composed of 12 separate wide-angle camera footprints. The resolution is about 77 kilometers per pixel. In the upper right corner of the image, Prometheus, Pandora, and Janus skirt the edge of the rings. Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI / Ian Regan

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