CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
My Blue Heaven

In Saturn's bluish north, day ends for the dreamy white clouds that stretch here into twilight.

This natural color scene shows middle latitudes in Saturn's north at excellent resolution, and with little detectable blur due to spacecraft motion.

North on Saturn is up and rotated 22 degrees to the right.

Images taken using red, green and blue spectral filters were combined to create this color view. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 1, 2007 at a distance of approximately 2 million kilometers (1.2 million miles) from Saturn and at a Sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 86 degrees. Image scale is about 12 kilometers (7 miles) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: May 3, 2007 (PIA 08932)
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  My Blue Heaven
PIA 08932

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Red_dragon (May 5, 2007 at 4:06 AM):
I really like that subtle bluis hues; again,you show that you are very good at enchanting all those of us who love space.