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Cassini: Saturn casts a shadow on its rings, 9/18/2012.
 W00075490.jpg was taken on September 18, 2012 and received on Earth September 20, 2012. The camera was pointing toward SATURN-RINGS at approximately 1,381,147 miles (2,222,740 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. 
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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Cassini: Saturn casts a shadow on its rings, 9/18/2012.

W00075490.jpg was taken on September 18, 2012 and received on Earth September 20, 2012. The camera was pointing toward SATURN-RINGS at approximately 1,381,147 miles (2,222,740 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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Distant Galaxy Bursts with Stars This image shows one of the most distant galaxies known, called GN-108036, dating back to 750 million years after the Big Bang that created our universe. The galaxy’s light took 12.9 billion years to reach us. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/University of Tokyo
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Vesta's surface comes into viewThis movie shows surface details beginning to resolve as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft closes in on the giant asteroid Vesta. › Full caption and video

June 13, 2011

PASADENA, Calif. – Scientists working with NASA’s Dawn spacecraft have created a new video showing the giant asteroid…