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Above and Below

October 7, 2007

Saturn's rings divide this scene, casting graceful shadows onto the planet. Below, bright clouds hint at the turbulent world beneath the haze.

This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from less than a degrees above the ringplane.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 13, 2007 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 750 nanometers. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 4.1 million kilometers (2.5 million miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 24 kilometers (15 miles) per pixel.