1. 11:02 16th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from spaceplasma

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Saturn’s Rings at Maximum Tilt

In March 2003, Saturn’s rings were at maximum tilt toward Earth, a special event occurring every 15 years. With the rings fully tilted, astronomers get the best views of the planet’s Southern Hemisphere. They took advantage of the rings’ unique alignment by using Hubble to capture some stunning images.

Credit: NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka, G. Bacon (STScI)

    spaceplasma:

    Saturn’s Rings at Maximum Tilt

    In March 2003, Saturn’s rings were at maximum tilt toward Earth, a special event occurring every 15 years. With the rings fully tilted, astronomers get the best views of the planet’s Southern Hemisphere. They took advantage of the rings’ unique alignment by using Hubble to capture some stunning images.

    Credit: NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka, G. Bacon (STScI)

     
  2. 21:00 23rd Jun 2014

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    Reblogged from qualitysnaps