Spectacular New Images - Saturn's Rings
New pictures of Saturn released Tuesday reveal the ringed planet in all its splendor.

The Cassini space probe snapped a series of images during two hours in July that have been put together to create a full, natural color view of the planet, its rings, and six of its moons.

As Saturn orbits the sun, the sun's rays are now gradually falling more to the north on the planet, and the motion of Saturn's ring shadows and the changing colors of its atmosphere continue to transform the face of Saturn as seen by Cassini, which is in orbit around the gaseous world.

Images of six of Saturn's many moons were added to the new picture.


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