Cassini probe offers breathtaking images of Saturn and Titan

November 7, 2014 6:30 PM

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The Cassini probe launched several years ago by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been busy completing its mission of examining the area of the solar system near Saturn, sending back breathtaking images of the ringed planet and its moons.

In one unique image that was captured almost by happenstance, Cassini photographed a barely-lit crescent of Saturn from behind as light from the sun shined on it. The result is a magnificent sliver of silver light curling around the top edge of the planet; light reflected off the planet’s surface al...

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