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2004-Nov-30, 05:36 PM
SUMMARY: Cassini took this amazing full colour picture of Saturn's moon Mimas set against the giant planet's rings. The bright swath next to Mimas is created by sunlight passing through the Cassini division; a gap in the rings. The dark band that stretches across the bottom of the picture is actually the shadow of Saturn's B ring, which is the densest. Cassini took this image when it was 3.7 million km (2.3 million miles) from Saturn.

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2004-Nov-30, 05:52 PM
That's a very striking image.

I clicked on the picture to get the bigger view. It took a while to figure out where the ring that cast the shadow must be.

2004-Nov-30, 07:23 PM
Can this be turned into a wallpaper? It really is a striking image!

2004-Dec-01, 02:53 PM
I don't see how you can't turn this into a wallpaper...

When I first saw it it was good. But after seeing it on other sites, newspapers, TV, man, this image I growing on me. I love it.