DLR Logo
  Home|Textversion|Imprint   Deutsch
  You are here: Home:International Year of Astronomy - IYA2009:Archive

The rings of Saturn

The rings of Saturn
Download this image: Hi-Res JPEG (0.52 MB) Hi-Res TIFF (4.11 MB)
The individual photos making up the picture were taken by the Cassini space probe on 19 January 2007. In order also to capture the dark part of the rings, exposure times were used which mean that Saturn itself is overexposed and therefore shows as white. A section of the ring system lies in Saturn’s shadow.

credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.