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New Breathtaking Photo of Saturn captured by NASA orbiter Cassini

The orbiter Cassini captures a photo that looks straight out of Hollywood.

Without Question this one of the greatest real life shots of a planet we have ever seen. The orbiter Cassini which was launched 7 years ago has been orbiting the planets and taking photos of our neighboring planets. 

cassini_1In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn drifted in giant planet’s shadow for about 12 hours in 2006 and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun. Cassini saw a view unlike any other. First, the night side of Saturn is seen to be partly lit by light reflected from its own majestic ring system. Next, the rings themselves appear dark when silhouetted against Saturn, but quite bright when viewed away from Saturn, slightly scattering sunlight, in this exaggerated color image. Saturn’s rings light up so much that new rings were discovered, although they are hard to see in the image. Seen in spectacular detail, however, is Saturn’s E ring, the ring created by the newly discovered ice-fountains of the moon Enceladus and the outermost ring visible above. Far in the distance, at the left, just above the bright main rings, is the almost ignorable pale blue dot of Earth.

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Image and Source: NASA.gov

6 Comments

  1. most people don’t understand whats really is going on on earth.whast going to happen in the next 2yrs.you all will see strange thing happening. keep an eye and ear out on the news . don’t get scared. try to under stand.

  2. I think in time there will be pepel that will be cleaning up space junk for profet? At least I hope so! I’d like to see more prof of life out there! I don’t think we are alone!

    IT’S to big out there !!!! TO MUCH ROOM FOR NOTHING OR KNOWONE !!

  3. Nice photo. Agreed though I can snap a clear shot with my Evo. IPhone sux.

  4. Yeah it is an amazing shot. Just think if they would’ve used that satellitte to spy on Pakistan? Could[‘ve found Bin laden years ago. Oh wait he was in Afghanistan right?

  5. Ohh So Pretty. It’s got to be airbrushed.

    • Why are we trying to go to mars? Let’s go to Saturn instead of check it out. Is this the planet with the habitable moon called titan?

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