Views of Saturn Over Years (1996-2000)

Views of Saturn Over Years (1996-2000)

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News release ID: STScI-2001-15
Release Date: Jun 7, 2001
Image Use: Copyright
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As Saturn takes its 29-year journey around the Sun, its tilt allows us to see its rings from different perspectives. Saturn's tilt also gives it seasons. The lowest image on the left shows the northern hemisphere's autumn, while the uppermost right image shows the winter.

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Astronomical, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Planetary Rings, Planets, Saturn, Solar System

Credits

NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);

Acknowledgment: R.G. French (Wellesley College), J. Cuzzi and and J. Lissauer (NASA/Ames), and L. Dones (SwRI)