<p>Saturn displays its full grandeur in this image from NASA’s <a href="http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/">Cassini</a> probe. With a diameter of 116,500 kilometers (72,400 miles), the planet dwarfs its moons, including <a href="http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/science/moons/tethys/">Tethys</a>, the 1,066-kilometer-wide dot in the lower right.</p>

Graceful Giant

Saturn displays its full grandeur in this image from NASA’s Cassini probe. With a diameter of 116,500 kilometers (72,400 miles), the planet dwarfs its moons, including Tethys, the 1,066-kilometer-wide dot in the lower right.

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, a serpent of electrified gas above the sun’s surface collapses, Saturn flaunts its splendorous size, and Mars hints at its ancient, watery past.

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