Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nasa Shares Rare View Of Saturn's Rings

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Saturn for more than eight years, has delivered a rare backlit view of the planet and its rings.

The image was taken during Cassini's 174th orbit around the gas giant when it was deliberately positioned within Saturn's shadow.

The US space agency said on its website: "It was the perfect location from which to look in the direction of the sun and take a backlit view of the rings and the dark side of the planet.

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