Saturday, March 03, 2007

Amazing Saturn image from Cassini.

This view is a mosaic of 36 images -- that is, 12 separate sets of red, green and blue images -- taken over the course of about 2.5 hours, as Cassini scanned across the entire main ring system.
The view looks toward the unlit side of the rings from about 40 degrees above the ringplane.
The images in this natural color view were obtained with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Jan. 19, 2007 at a distance of approximately 1.23 million kilometers (764,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 70 kilometers (44 miles) per pixel.

Mega image here.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science InstituteReleased: March 1, 2007