If you’ve been too focused on Mars in the recent weeks, that’s understandable, but you shouldn’t forget about Saturn. Though we haven’t sent a rover into Saturn’s gaseous mass like we’ve sent a few down to Mars, we do have a spy capturing Saturn’s every move. The Cassini imaging team recently released a handful of new true color pictures of Saturn. They’re quite gorgeous, and you should check them out below.
CICLOPS provided the oddly poetic, though succinct titles for the images:
No. 1 | Colorful Colossuses and Changing Hues
Titan pictured in front of Saturn. The final image is composed of six images -- two red, two green, and two blue -- to create the true color of the shot.
No. 2 | Obscured by Rings
Saturn's rings obscuring a view of Titan. The rings appear to have a black line across the center due to Saturn's shadow.
No. 3 | Polar Vortex in Color
A true color shot of Titan.
No. 4 | A Ring of Color
The night side of Titan, with a ring of sunlight peeking out from the edges.
Saturn really is gorgeous whenever we get the privilege of checking it out. Thankfully there are people working hard to make sure we get said privilege.
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