CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Scaling the Heights

Cassini's recent highly inclined orbits around Saturn have provided the most unusual views of the planet and its rings yet seen.

Mar 1, 2007: Blinding Saturn - Surely one of the most gorgeous sights the Solar System has to offer, Saturn sits enveloped by the full splendor of its stately rings.
Mar 1, 2007: Ring World - Our robotic emissary, flying high above Saturn, captured this view of an alien copper-colored ring world.
Mar 1, 2007: Tourniquet Shadows - Dark and sharply defined ring shadows appear to constrict the flow of color from Saturn’s warmly hued south to the bluish northern latitudes.
Mar 1, 2007: Pastel Planet - With pastel blues, pinks, greens and golds, Saturn displays a dazzling diversity of colors and hues.
Mar 1, 2007: Symmetry in Shadow - Magnificent blue and gold Saturn floats obliquely as one of its gravity-bound companions, Dione, hangs in the distance.
Mar 1, 2007: The Lore of Saturn - The great planet Saturn reveals mysteries more profound, and stories more grand, than those occasioned by its ancient mythological namesake.
Mar 1, 2007: Magnificent Vista - Cassini coasts beneath giant Saturn, staring upward at its gleaming crescent and icy rings.
Mar 1, 2007: The Great Crossing - This life-like movie sequence captures Saturn's rings during a ringplane crossing -- which Cassini makes twice per orbit -- from the spacecraft’s point of view.

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