Behold, Saturn. Seen here in January 2010, the rings on the day side are illuminated both by direct sunlight and by light reflected off the planet's cloud tops, while rings on the night side have been brightened to more clearly reveal their features.
Our Cassini spacecraft took this image during its time at Saturn, which ended on Sept. 15, 2017. Cassini's finale plunge was a truly spectacular end for one of the most scientifically rich voyages yet undertaken in our solar system. And although the spacecraft may be gone, its enormous collection of data about Saturn – the giant planet itself, its magnetosphere, rings and moons — will continue to yield new discoveries for decades.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
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