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#7 Saturn in a different light |||| NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft -- in service since 1997 and in orbit around the ringed giant since 2004 -- took pictures of Saturn and its rings during a solar eclipse on July 19. It acquired a panoramic mosaic of the Saturn system that allows scientists to see details in the rings and throughout the system as they are backlit by the sun. This mosaic marks the third time Earth has been imaged from the outer solar system.  - New images of Saturn

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#7 Saturn in a different light |||| NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft -- in service since 1997...

#6 Saturn in a different light |||| Cassini does not attempt many images of Earth because the sun is so close to the planet that an unobstructed view would damage the spacecraft's sensitive detectors. Cassini team members looked for an opportunity when the sun would slip behind Saturn from Cassini's point of view. - New images of Saturn

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#6 Saturn in a different light |||| Cassini does not attempt many images of Earth because the sun...

#5 Saturn in a different light |||| NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken pictures of Saturn and Earth before. In this 2006 image, Earth is a tiny dot on the left, just to the inside of the second outer ring. - New images of Saturn

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#5 Saturn in a different light |||| NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken pictures of Saturn and...

#4 Saturn in a different light |||| Saturn's dramatic rings are among the most stunning sights in the solar system, but NASA says the planet is still a mystery. The Cassini mission was launched to Saturn in October 1997 along with the European Space Agency's Huygens probe. The probe landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005. Cassini's primary mission ended in June 2008, but the spacecraft stayed healthy and is still at work. - New images of Saturn

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#4 Saturn in a different light |||| Saturn's dramatic rings are among the most stunning sights in...

#2 Saturn in a different light |||| This mosaic of Saturn's rings was taken by Cassini in September 2006, while the spacecraft was in the shadow of the planet looking back toward the rings from a distance of 1.34 million miles (2.16 million kilometers). - New images of Saturn

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#2 Saturn in a different light |||| This mosaic of Saturn's rings was taken by Cassini in...

#3 Saturn's rings in a different light |||| This view of Saturn's rings in ultraviolet light indicates ice toward the outer part of the rings. - New images of Saturn

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#3 Saturn's rings in a different light |||| This view of Saturn's rings in ultraviolet light...

#1 Saturn in a different light |||| Cassini snapped this picture of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, passing in front of the planet. - New images of Saturn

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#1 Saturn in a different light |||| Cassini snapped this picture of Saturn's largest moon, Titan,...