CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Venus in the Distance

A distant world gleaming in sunlight, Earth's twin planet, Venus, shines like a bright beacon in images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. (Image advisory can be found here.)

Mar 4, 2013: Morning Star - Dawn on Saturn is greeted across the vastness of interplanetary space by the morning star, Venus. Venus appears just off the edge of the planet, directly above Saturn's G ring in this image. Lower down, Saturn's E ring makes an appearance, looking blue thanks to the scattering properties of the dust that comprises the ring.
Mar 4, 2013: Earth's Twin Seen From Saturn - Peering over the shoulder of giant Saturn, through its rings, and across interplanetary space, Cassini spies the white, cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus.