Edge-On View of Saturn's Rings

This photograph shows Saturn with its rings slightly tilted. The moon called Dione, on the lower right, is casting a long, thin shadow across the whole ring system due to the setting Sun on the ring plane. The moon on the upper left of Saturn is Tethys.

Credit:

Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab)and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9616c
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 1996, 06:00
Size:1250 x 500 px

About the Object

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


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