Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Mimas Blues

CICLOPS has released a true-color version of a view showing Mimas against the backdrop of the ring-shadowed, Saturnian northern hemisphere. CICLOPS posted the IR1 (752 nm broadband) filter version last week. The blue color of Saturn's northern hemisphere results from the relative lack of clouds, allowing sunlight to penetrate farther in the its atmosphere. CICLOPS also released a more head-on view of that region of Saturn. These views of Saturn are really quite beautiful.


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