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Up and Over the Rings – Atlas and Pandora

Cassini image acquired May 23, 2012 (NASA/JPL/SSI)

Cassini’s at it again! After its last flyby of Titan the spacecraft changed course, heading up and away from Saturn’s equatorial plane at an angle that will allow it to better study the rings and the planet’s polar regions.

This raw image, captured on May 23, shows Cassini’s view as it heads upwards. It shows a view of Saturn’s rings and two shepherd moons, Pandora (foreground) and Atlas.

It’s nice to see some views like this again from Cassini!

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on June 1, 2012, in Saturn, Saturn's Moons and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey Jason,
    Here once again my comment.
    There isn’t more news on “LIghts in the Dark” since 1st june…
    I hope only that all it’s cool and that you’re in holidays and not sick…
    Best Whishes.
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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