Cassini’s Shot of Spectacular Saturn, October, 2012.

17 October 2012
A glorious view of Saturn while the spacecraft was in its shadow.
The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit.
In addition to the visual splendour, this special, very-high-phase viewing geometry lets scientists study ring and atmosphere phenomena not easily seen at a lower phase.
The last time Cassini captured a view like this was in September 2006, when it captured ‘In Saturn’s Shadow’.
This image was taken using infrared, red and violet spectral filters which were combined to create this enhanced-colour view.
Image Credit: Photograph by Nasa/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Source: Spectacular Saturn: Cassini’s epic pictures using a one megapixel camera | Science | The Guardian

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