Sidelong View
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Sidelong View

August 12, 2007

Saturn's enchanting rings display crisply defined edges and strong contrast on their unilluminated side.

Atlas (32 kilometers, or 20 miles across) sits on the far side of the rings above center, between the A and F rings. This view was acquired from about 1 degree above the ringplane.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on June 21, 2007 at a distance of approximately 2.4 million kilometers (1.5 million miles) from Atlas. Image scale is 14 kilometers (9 miles) per pixel.

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