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Saturn the gas giant

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Stunning view of Saturn by Cassini-Huygens 1200 million kilometres from Earth and 15.7 million kilometres from Saturn.

In this narrow-angle camera image from 21 May 2004, the ringed planet displays subtle, multi-hued atmospheric bands, coloured by yet undetermined compounds. Mission scientists hope to determine the exact composition of this material.

Credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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