The north pole of Saturn, in the fresh light of spring, is revealed in this color image. This is a natural-color view, which is what the human eye would see if we were there at Saturn. Saturn's rings are at the upper right of the image.
In the Shadow of Saturn. January 2009 the Cassini spacecraft was orbiting Saturn and drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours. Far in the distance, at the left, just above the bright main rings, is the almost ignorable pale blue dot of Earth.
A splendid image from the Cassini spacecraft peering over the shoulder of Saturn, through its rings, and across interplanetary space back toward the inner solar system. The tiny white dot behind the faint inner rings - just above and to the right of the image center - is the bright, cloudy, but distant terrestrial planet Venus.
The Beautiful Rings of Saturn The Saturn system reveals tantalizing vistas. NASA’s robotic spacecraft named Cassini carries with it 12 instruments designed to take precise measurements of Saturn and its surroundings, including Titan, other icy moons,.