Saturn's peaceful beauty invites the Cassini spacecraft for a closer look in this natural color view, taken during the space- 0013 craft's approach to the planet. By this point in the approach sequence, Saturn was large enough that two narrow angle camera images were required to capture an end-to-end view of the planet, its delicate rings and several of its icy moons. The composite is made entire from these two images. The images were taken on May 7, 2004 from a distance of 28.2 million kilometers (17.6 million miles) from Saturn. CICLOPS/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE/JPL -- NASA

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  • Date: 2004-07-08
  • Physical Dimensions: COLOR TRANSMISSION
  • Subject Keywords: Astronomy, Saturn, Planets, 2000s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_13039362
  • Credits: TIME
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.