Glare on the ‘Window’

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Glare on the ‘Window’

Post by Dragon on Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:25 pm


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

In this image, NASA’s Cassini sees Saturn and its rings through a haze of Sun glare on the camera lens. If you could travel to Saturn in person and look out the window of your spacecraft when the Sun was at a certain angle, you might see a view very similar to this one.

Images taken using red, green and blue spectral filters were combined to show the scene in natural color. The images were taken with Cassini’s wide-angle camera on June 23, 2013, at a distance of approximately 491,200 miles (790,500 kilometers) from Saturn.

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Post by Dragon on Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:31 pm



The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini's Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings.

What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most exciting revelations ever returned by the long-lived spacecraft.

 
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