A beautiful photo of Saturn taken last Monday

Our friend Val Klavans sent us this beautiful image of Saturn in approximate true color, taken on May 5 by Cassini. This is how your eyes would see it if you were there looking down from a high angle, at approximately 1,837,403 miles (2,957,013 kilometers) away from the planet.

Val processed it from the images taken with Cassini's Imaging Science Subsystem, using the CB2 (Continuum band 2), BL1 (Blue band 1), MT3 (Methane band 3), MT2 (Methane Band 2), CL1 and CL2 (Clear 1 and 2) filters.


SPLOID is a new blog about awesome stuff. Join us on Facebook