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Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Cassini sends back stunning view of Saturn

The sun highlights the face of Saturn in a recent photo of the gas giant sent back from the Cassini mission.

This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 7 degrees below the ring plane and was shot at a distance of approximately 630,000 miles (1 million kilometers) from Saturn.

The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency.

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