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The picture sunset on Saturn

Cделан снимок заката на СатурнеThe photo was taken at a distance of approximately 1 million kilometers from the surface of Saturn.

Apparatus Cassini transmitted to Earth unique pictures of the planet Saturn.

In the new image most of the planet and its ring are in shadows, lit only a small area in the shape of a sickle.

The photo was taken at a distance of approximately 1 million kilometers from the surface of Saturn. The dated 31 March 2017 and is made by using a wide-angle camera.

“Cassini camera look to the side strips of the sun-drenched atmosphere of Saturn, and the icy rings stretch across the foreground as a dark band,” say the astronomers.

April 26 Cassini first took place between Saturn and the smallest of its rings. Such openings in the coming months will be 22. They will allow astronomers to see Saturn and its satellites with new perspectives. At end of mission, 15 September 2017, Cassini is scheduled to immerse in the atmosphere of Saturn, after which the probe will cease to exist.

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