Cassini-Huygens sends first raw images after Saturn arrival

1 July 2004

After becoming the first spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit, NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens sent back these images of the planet's rings.

After becoming the first spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit, Cassini-Huygens sent back this image of a portion of the planet's rings. It shows the sunlit side of the rings.

 

After becoming the first spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit, Cassini-Huygens sent back this image of a portion of the planet's rings. It shows the sunlit side of the rings.

After becoming the first spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit, Cassini-Huygens sent back this image of a portion of the planet's rings. It shows the sunlit side of the rings.

After becoming the first spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit, Cassini-Huygens sent back these images of a portion of the planet's rings. It was taken by the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera and shows the dark, or unlit, side of the rings.

The camera was pointing towards Saturn's rings from a distance of approximately 24 884 kilometres. These images were taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters.

Saturn's rings - 1 July 2004
Saturn's rings - 1 July 2004

After becoming the first spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit, Cassini-Huygens sent back this first image of a portion of the planet's rings. It was taken by the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera and shows the dark, or unlit, side of the rings.

Credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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