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This photo released by Nasa and the Hubble Heritage Team 07 June, 2001, shows a series of images of Saturn taken by the Hubble space Telescope from 1996 to 2000 showing the planet's rings as they move from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere. Saturn's equator is tilted relative to its orbit by 27 degrees, very similar to the 23-degree tilt of the Earth. The first image in this sequence (lower-L) was taken after the autumnal equinox in Saturn's Northern Hemisphere. By the final image in the sequence (upper-R), the tilt is nearing the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Astronomers are studying this set of images to investigate the detailed variations in the color and brightness of the rings. The rings have a thickness of only about 30 feet (10 meters). The rings, as shown here, have a slight pale reddish color due to the presence of organic material mixed with the water ice. AFP PHOTO/NASA/HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM / AFP PHOTO / NASA/HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM
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