Shadowy Saturn and Titan in crescent phase

Saturn and Titan are in shadows, showing a crescent phase
Saturn and Titan are in shadows, showing a crescent phase

These images of Saturn and Titan probably provided astronomers and scientists with a lot of valuable information but regardless, they are also very nice to look at (for everyone).  This crescent phase of Saturn and its moon Titan was captured by the Cassini orbiter’s on board camera systems, taken while Cassini was looking towards the sunlit side of Saturn’s rings from just above the ring plane. The spacecraft was approximately 1.7 million kilometers from Saturn when it took this violet light image in 2013.

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