Surge in a Saturn’s Ring

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Surge in a Ring

Surge in a Ring

An ethereal, intense mark appears on Saturn’s B ring in this perspective from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. There is zero sold about that place in a rings that produces a intense outcome — instead, it is an instance of an “opposition surge” creation that area on a rings seem additional bright.

An antithesis swell occurs when a object is directly behind a spectator looking toward a rings. The sold geometry of this regard creates a indicate in a rings seem much, most brighter than would differently be expected.

This perspective looks toward a sunlit side of a rings from about 28 degrees above a ring plane. The picture was taken in manifest light with a Cassini wide-angle camera on Jun 26, 2016.

The perspective was acquired during a stretch of approximately 940,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from a rings and during a sun-ring-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 0 degrees. Image scale on a rings during core is 56 miles (90 kilometers) per pixel.

The Cassini goal is a mild plan of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and a Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a multiplication of a California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages a goal for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and a dual onboard cameras were designed, grown and fabricated during JPL. The imaging operations core is formed during a Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Source: NASA