Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Saturn's Backlit Rings | NASA Cassini

Processed using calibrated red, green, and blue filtered images of Saturn's rings taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on February 24, 2009.

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini

The Cassini-Huygens mission was a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, managed the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center was based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill
Image Date: February 24, 2009
Release Date: June 26, 2018


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