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Description Saturn eclipsing the sun, seen from behind from the Cassini orbiter. The image is a mosaic assembled from images taken by the Cassini spacecraft on 15 September, 2006.

Individual rings seen include (in order, starting from most distant)

  • E ring
  • Pallene ring (visible very faintly in an arc just below Saturn)
  • G ring
  • Janus/Epimetheus ring (faint)
  • F ring (narrow brightest feature)
  • Main rings (A,B,C)
  • D ring (bluish, nearest Saturn)
For a detailed description, see http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08329 and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press-release-details.cfm?newsID=698.
Date 15 September 2006(2006-09-15)
Source http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08329 (compressed version of http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/tiff/PIA08329.tif)
Author NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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