The Night-Side of Saturn

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From the Astronomy Picture of the Day, some incredible images from the Cassini-Huygens mission:

In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn recently drifted in giant planet’s shadow for about 12 hours and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun. Cassini saw a view unlike any other. First, the night side of Saturn is seen to be partly lit by light reflected from its own majestic ring system.

Higher-res images here and here.

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