gemini north infrared image of saturn and titan (at about 6 o'clock position). image obtained on may 7, 2009 (5:31 utc) using the altair adaptive optics system with the near-infrared imager (niri). at the perimeter of saturn's ring the f-ring is faintly visible. the f-ring was discovered in images from the pioneer 11 spacecraft in 1979 and is normally not apparent in images taken with ground-based telescopes. also apparent are several of saturn's smaller moons. this color composite image made using data from three infrared filters (k' [2.0-2.1 microns], h210 [2.12 micron narrowband], and bracket gamma[2.17 micron narrowband]), the field of view is about 40 arcseconds across. 🔭
#hubbleclassic thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula ngc 3603. about 20,000 light-years away, this stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the milky way galaxy.
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