Saturn’s Rings

Cassini's look at Saturn and  an arc of the rings. Image NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Cassini’s look at Saturn and an arc of the rings. Image NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

It seems like its been a while since I put a Cassini image up and this one is very nice. The image was taken from a distance of 1.1 million km (657,000 miles) using the wide-angle camera in the near-infrared light.

It almost seem like the rings have a dish shape to them.

See the full image and caption at the JPL Photojournal page Arc Across the Heavens.

TOMORROW:

Tomorrow there is a scheduled launch of the Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission to the ISS.

The launch was delayed due to weather concerns holding up the roll-out and a technical communications issue Friday. A look at the expected weather conditions on Wednesday shows no concerns, nice and sunny with temperatures around 22 C (72 F).

Launch is set for 14:50 to 15:05 UTC / 10:50 to 11:05 EDT.

We will have more on the launch and a link to the live shot tomorrow morning. Hope you can make it!

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