Leaving Saturn

Leaving Saturn

. When the Voyager 1 spacecraft sped past Saturn on 16 November 1980, it looked back to take this picture of the ringed planet from a perspective that cannot be enjoyed from Earth. Saturnís shadow falls upon the rings, and the planetís bright crescent can be seen through the dark Cassiniís Division and other parts of the rings. (Courtesy of NASA and JPL.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University