Gorgeous Photo of Saturn Taken 1.8 Million Miles Away


So perfect it almost looks unreal, doesn't it? It's actually a newly released photo of the second largest planet in our solar system, Saturn, taken by NASA's Casssini spacecraft wide-angle camera that was stationed an astounding 1.8 million miles away from it. Love the view of the rings and the shadows they cast from its sunlit side. Look closely and you can even see its moon Enceladus as a small, bright speck in the lower left corner of the image. Just gorgeous.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
via [NASA], [MSN Photo Blog]

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Comment by sAm on October 2, 2012 at 2:24pm

Magical!

Comment by Kevin on September 30, 2012 at 3:41pm

Since when was Saturn "the largest planet in our solar system"?

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