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Shadows of Saturn's rings on the planet's cloud tops
- Title Shadows of Saturn's rings on the planet's cloud tops
- Released 31/01/2004 6:49 pm
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
The image of ring shadows cast by the Sun on Saturn's surface was taken with the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini narrow-angle camera on 18 January 2005, at a distance of 1.4 million kilometres from Saturn using a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centred at 752 nanometres. The image scale is 9 kilometres per pixel.
Saturn's moon Mimas (398 kilometres across) is seen near the bottom of the frame.