The beauty of Saturn's rings

Vis Susan Kitchens at 2020hindsight.org comes a pointer to Nature's Canvas:

In a splendid portrait created by light and gravity, Saturnís lonely moon Mimas is seen against the cool, blue-streaked backdrop of Saturnís northern hemisphere. Delicate shadows cast by the rings arc gracefully across the planet, fading into darkness on Saturnís night side.
The part of the atmosphere seen here appears darker and more bluish than the warm brown and gold hues seen in Cassini images of the southern hemisphere, due to preferential scattering of blue wavelengths by the cloud-free upper atmosphere.

What a gorgeous photo...

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