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Fraser
2004-Jul-22, 05:07 PM
SUMMARY: Here's a beautiful 1024x768 desktop wallpaper of Saturn's rings, taken in full colour by Cassini on June 21, when it was still over a week away from the planet - this photo was taken at a distance of 6.4 million km (4 million miles). The rings are mainly made of water ice, and the colour variations depend on the amount of rock or carbon compounds which make them look dirtier.

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antoniseb
2004-Jul-22, 06:14 PM
This is my new wallpaper. I haven't changed wallpaper in about a year, but I like this one. It replaced the Hubble ACS shot of the Tadpole [colliding galaxies].

nebulae cloud
2004-Jul-22, 06:54 PM
wonderful image :)

Kneeknocker
2004-Jul-22, 07:12 PM
I have seen this image on another site, it is amazing. Im so glad there is a mission to saturn, there are some really great pictures comeing back from there.