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The solar system’s most stunning ringed planet | Saturn

An overview of the history of Saturn, the ringed planet.

the ringed planet and its moon Enceladus captured by Cassini

This image was captured on February 9 by Cassini’s narrow angle camera, when the spacecraft was about 69 million kilometers (43 million miles) away. A series of exposures through different filters were combined to form the color image. The icy moon Enceladus is faintly visible on the left. Source: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

An illustration of Cassini passing through the rings of Saturn

Artist’s concept of Cassini diving between Saturn and its innermost ring. Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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A close-up image of Saturn’s rings taken by Cassini.

This Cassini image features a density wave in Saturn’s A ring (at left) that lies around 134,500 km from Saturn. Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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