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

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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