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Cassini Spacecraft Witnesses Saturn's Blues

Category: Saturn

Side by side images. Left: Saturn's moon Mimas. On the right is the northern hemisphere of Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Witnesses Saturn's Blues
February 8, 2005

Colorful new images from the Cassini spacecraft show that Saturn's northern hemisphere has a case of the blues.

In the first image, the icy moon Mimas is set against a dazzling and dramatic portrait of Saturn's azure northern hemisphere and the shadows of its rings. A second image shows Saturn's northern polar region is a dim blue.

+ Image Details (left): Mimas Blues
+ Image Details (right): Saturn's Blue Cranium
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