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The Return of the Rings!

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has changed its orbit so it can see Saturn’s rings for the first time in about two years.

(1) The image above shows portions of the thin, ropy F ring and the outer A ring, which is split by the 202-mile (325-km) -wide Encke gap. The shepherd moon Pan can be seen cruising along in the gap along with several thin ringlets. 

Image credits: NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute.

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    I don’t know why I love saturn’s rings and moons so much, but they’re beautiful.
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    THAT SECOND PICTURE IS AWESOME. also i will have to block myself from tumblr shortly so i actually fucking do my hw…
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