Astronomy Picture of the Day
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Scroll right and cruise above the thin, icy rings
is a mosaic of images
presented in natural color and recorded in May,
over about 2.5 hours as
the Cassini spacecraft passed above the unlit side of
The rings themselves are
to be composed of many individual ringlets.
To help track your progress, the rings are labeled below,
along with the distance from the center of
the gas giant in kilometers.
Major ring gaps are labeled above.
designation of Saturn's rings is
and related to their order of
rings A and B are the bright rings separated by the
In order of increasing distance from Saturn,
the seven main rings run D,C,B,A,F,G,E.
rings G and E
are not imaged here.)
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