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Saturn In Ultraviolet

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Last Edited: September 6, 2011, 11:44 pm

Pix In Ultraviolet Light
One of a series, this image of Saturn was taken when the planet's rings were at their maximum tilt of 27 degrees toward Earth. Saturn experiences seasonal tilts away from and toward the sun, much the same way Earth does. This happens over the course of its 29.5-year orbit. Every 30 years, Earth observers can catch their best glimpse of Saturn's South Pole and the southern side of the planet's rings.

Image Credit: Archives: NASA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)

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