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Amazing panorama images of Saturn and its rings from Cassini spacecraft

SaturnYeah, these are some of the coolest space images I’ve ever seen! The panoramic view of Saturn and its rings was created by combining a total of 165 images taken by the Cassini spacecraft’s wide-angle camera over nearly three hours on Sept. 15, 2006. Links to images are on the left side of the webpage, and they are just amazing.

From the website: “The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.”

For more info on Cassini, check out the mission website