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Saturn's rings during its equinox. Click image to learn morel. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

“Seen from our planet, the view of Saturn’s rings during equinox is extremely foreshortened and limited. But in orbit around Saturn, Cassini had no such problems. From 20 degrees above the ring plane, Cassini’s wide angle camera shot 75 exposures in succession for this mosaic showing Saturn, its rings and a few of its moons Aug. 12, 2009, beginning about 1.25 days after exact Saturn equinox, when the sun’s disk was exactly overhead at the planet’s equator. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute”

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