This Photo Of A Green Saturn Is Glorious

This Photo Of A Green Saturn Is Glorious
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Now that has got to be the trippiest, most beautiful ball of gas to ever exist. Using filters for the infrared, red, and violet spectrums, this picture that reveals the real lord of the rings as a faded emerald gem was taken from just 500,000 miles away.

The Cassini spacecraft took this mosaic of the planet Saturn on October 17, 2012. The back lighting of the sun is responsible for green and black shades that give the planet its looming presence.

Also captured in the photo are two of Saturn’s moons: Enceladus and Tethys. They can both be found towards the left side of the planet, below the rings. Enceladus is closer to the rings and Tethys is below and to the left.

Sean Levinson | Elite.

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Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

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