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2006-Sep-12, 02:43 PM
In this Cassini photograph, Saturn's B and C rings pass behind the Ringed Planet. Right at the point where they meet Saturn's upper atmosphere, they appear to bend slightly. This is caused by refraction, as the light from the rings is bent as it passes through the atmosphere. Cassini took this photo on August 16, 2006 when it was 256,000 kilometers (159,000 miles) from Saturn.

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2006-Sep-14, 01:38 AM

And to think that so far, we're only half-way into the planned mission.