25 February 2005
Vol 307, Issue 5713

About The Cover

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COVER The outer rings of Saturn and its moon Mimas, as seen against the cool blue, shadow-draped backdrop of the northern saturnian hemisphere by the Cassini Imaging Science cameras. Cassini is the first spacecraft to orbit the ringed planet and conduct an in-depth scientific exploration of this enormous and complex planetary system. See page 1222 [Image: Cassini Imaging Team and NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute]