A Postcard from Saturn at Equinox

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Cassini has assembled a great, high resolution mosaic of Saturn as it appeared during its recent equinox. Grab a larger version and read the details here.

One of the most notable features of the Saturnian equinox is that its rings are edge on to the sun, which means that as well as this being the only time you won't see their shadows strewn across the gas giant's cloudtops, it's also a time when the rings become pretty much invisible. This image has therefore obviously been tweaked slightly to afford us a better view.

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