Paris: Saturns rings and their shadow

31.05.2004

31.05.2004


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Research is now approaching Cassini probe to Saturn. The orbit of this planet, he should come out July 1, 2004. The probe took a picture of Saturn's narrow-angle camera in the visible wavelength range on May 10 at a distance of 27.2 million kilometers.

Once the image has been processed to enhance the contrast of the image was visible thread-like structure of the shadows cast by the rings of Saturn to the dense layers of the atmosphere of the northern hemisphere of the planet.

It is possible to distinguish broad translucent C ring of Saturn and the outermost very thin F-ring, the width of which is a few kilometers away.

Battery News, 28.05.2004 9:19
Source: ROL

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