‘Distant Titan, its northern hemisphere drenched in the sunlight of late spring, hangs above Saturn’s rings. What might at first glance look like a gap between the rings and the planet is actually Saturn’s shadow. During most of Saturn’s long year, the projection of the planet’s shadow extends well beyond the edge of the A ring.’

Distant Titan, its northern hemisphere drenched in the sunlight of late spring, hangs above Saturn's rings. What might at first glance look like a gap between the rings and the planet is actually Saturn’s shadow. During most of Saturn's long year, the projection of the planet's shadow extends well beyond the edge of the A ring.

Photo Caption – Distant Titan, its northern hemisphere drenched in the sunlight of late spring, hangs above Saturn’s rings as seen from the Cassini spacecraft. What might at first glance look like a gap between the rings and the planet is actually Saturn’s shadow. (NASA photo)

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