Saturn's Rings Edge-On

Saturn's magnificent ring system is seen tilted edge-on -- for the second time this year -- in this Hubble Space Telescope picture taken on August 10, 1995, when the planet was 895 million miles (1, 440 million kilometers) away.

Credit:

Phil Nicholson (Cornell University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9531a
Type:Observation
Release date:11 August 1995, 21:00
Size:889 x 459 px

About the Object

Name:Dione, Enceladus, Mimas, Saturn, Tethys
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• Solar System : Planet : Ring
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
I
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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