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Saturn has always been known for its beautiful rings that stand out in the solar system. The Hubble Space Telescope has developed a stunning portrait of the planet, accentuating its rings and changing things up from previous images.
Hubble is a result of the partnership between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). Both agencies unveiled the portrait to the public on Thursday this week.
ESA called the new image “a magnificent view of its bright icy structure,” and NASA said the portrait has managed to provide an “unprecedented clarity” that is usually only seen by pictures taken by a NASA spacecraft.
Scientists will be using the spectacular portrait to observe the changes in Saturn over time. Meanwhile, the general public can stare in awe at the natural wonder.
On 20 June, #Hubble observed #Saturn, during its closest approach to Earth this year. The image was taken during summer in the planet’s northern hemisphere.https://t.co/l47g07NL37
Credit: @NASA , @ESA , A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team pic.twitter.com/ALSScxMT7R
— HUBBLE (@HUBBLE_space) September 12, 2019
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