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Cassini Spies the Ice-Giant Planet Uranus

Date: 05/01/2014
Category: Mission News & Science
By: Andy Shaner

OK. This is pretty cool. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured its first-ever image of the pale blue ice-giant planet Uranus in the distance beyond Saturn's rings.

The robotic spacecraft briefly turned its gaze away from the ringed beauty of Saturn on April 11, 2014, to observe the distant planet, which is the seventh planet from the sun.

The image is available at:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA17178

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