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backlit Saturn

Tuesday,  01/13/09  11:34 PM

In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear.  The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn recently drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun.  Cassini saw a view unlike any other.
(click to enlarge amazingly)

Wow.  This could be the most beautiful picture yet taken by Cassini, among heavy competition.  Imagine looking out the window of your spacecraft, and seeing that.  I can't wait :)