NASA Spacecraft Snaps Photo of Saturn's Dark Side

Cassini continues Saturn mission


As the Cassini mission continues to orbit the ringed gas giant Saturn, it's hard to imagine what magnificent view the NASA spacecraft will show us next. Today, however, is one for the history books.

As a very special Christmas holiday treat, the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS)team have processed a magnificent view of Saturn that is rarely seen—a portrait from the dark side of the planet.