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NASA Cassini probe captures stunning Saturn photo

An image of Saturn, taken by the Cassini probe on Feb. 19, 2016. The spacecraft captured this image from roughly 1.2 million miles, at 7 degrees above the ring plane using its wide-angle camera. The moon Dione can be seen in the lower left of the image. NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

On Monday, NASA released a stunning new view of the ringed planet Saturn. Black and white, the picture looks almost like a charcoal painting, offering a close-up view of the giant planet.

The shot shows a half-lit Saturn sitting askew as the planet's moon Dione peaks out from bottom left corner. The image was taken by the Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Feb. 16, 2016, according to a NASA release.

The camera used a spectral filter that preferentially admits near-infrared light wavelengths that are centered at 752 nanometers. The view was taken at a distance of about 1.2 million miles away from Saturn.

For perspective, the image scale is 68 miles per pixel.

Images like this are part of the Cassini mission, which is a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency.

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