A stunning photo of Saturn

Saturn and its rings, backlit
Saturn and its rings. The sun is behind the planet.
Where to find Earth in the main photo
Where to find the Earth in the main photo

This wonderful photo of Saturn was taken by NASA’s Cassini mission on Sept. 15, 2006. The sun is behind the planet, giving a wonderful view of the rings. Even more spectacular, you can just see the Earth at the left.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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