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Last View of Saturn

Target Name:  Saturn
Spacecraft:  Voyager 1
Produced by:  Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright: © 2002 Calvin J. Hamilton
Date Taken:  14 November 1980
Date Released: 9 February 2002
(Publisher Permission Request)

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Two days after its encounter with Saturn, Voyager 1 looked back on the planet from a distance of more than 5 million kilometers (3 million miles). This view of Saturn has never been seen by an earth based telescope, since the earth is so close to the Sun only the sunlit face of Saturn can be seen.

This image is Copyright © 2002 by Calvin J. Hamilton. Any commercial/for-profit use of this image needs to be addressed to Calvin J. Hamilton.

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