Saturn and its rings, Cassini image

Saturn and its rings, Cassini image

C036/9718 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.0MB

Downloadable file size: 612.4KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Saturn and its rings, Cassini image. The rings are silhouetted against the partially sunlit planet. This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 7 degrees below the ring plane. Saturn is a large gas giant planet, with a ring system that consists of thousands of chunks of rock and ice. This view, from a distance of around one million kilometres, was taken in green light. The image was obtained on 18 January 2017, with the wide-angle camera of Cassini's Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS). The Cassini spacecraft has been surveying the Saturnian system since 2004, with its mission scheduled to end in September 2017.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 18 january 2017, 2017, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, backlit, black background, cassini, imaging science subsystem, no-one, nobody, optical, planet, planetary limb, planetary science, ring, ring system, ringed, rings, saturn, saturnian, silhouette, silhouetted, solar system, space, spacecraft, visible, wide-angle camera

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.