Saturn and Titan Together

Color-composite made from raw Cassini images acquired on August 10, 2013.

Color-composite made from raw Cassini images acquired on August 10, 2013.

Here’s a particularly nice view of Saturn backlit by the Sun, captured by Cassini while on the ringed planet’s night side on August 12, 2013. Titan is visible at the upper right, its thick atmosphere scattering sunlight into a nearly-complete ring around it.

The color-composite above was assembled from raw images captured in red, green, and blue color filters. Thanks to Cassini and the imaging team at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, CO for the opportunity to share another fantastic vista from Saturn!

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI. Composite by Jason Major.

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Desktop astronomer, graphic designer and space news nut.

Posted on August 16, 2013, in Saturn, Saturn's Moons and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Very beautiful vista !!
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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  2. I never lose my awe of wonderful images such as this one.

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