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Space Image of the Day Gallery (September 2016)

Saturn's Shadow Illusion

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Thursday, September 29, 2016: NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this photo of Saturn's sunny side on July 21, 2016. Saturn's rings cast a shadow of curved lines on the gas giant, making the planet appear as if its lower half disintegrating from the bottom up. — Hanneke Weitering

Pandora's Cluster

NASA/JPL-Caltech

Thursday, September 29, 2016: NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this photo of Saturn's sunny side on July 21, 2016. Saturn's rings cast a shadow of curved lines on the gas giant, making the planet appear as if its lower half disintegrating from the bottom up. — Hanneke Weitering

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