From the LITD Archives: Sheer Elegance

Saturn's Translucent C-Ring
Saturn's Translucent C-Ring

Originally posted on March 13, 2009, here’s a quick reprint in honor of Cassini’s return to business!

Viewed from the unlit side, the delicate transparency of Saturn’s innermost “C” Ring becomes apparent in this photo. Saturn’s upper atmospheric haze can be seen through the dark material of the rings. This photo shows a natural color view.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Welcome back Cassini!

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