diamonds coming down: Saturn and stars, photographed by Cassini, 26th June 2010.
Pappubahry has interpreted this kind of image as the stars emerging from behind Saturn (top left section of the image). Here, successive images in a sequence are superimposed, showing each star as a trail. Where a star emerges from behind Saturn (particularly at far left and far right), note how the light is at first dimmed and refracted by Saturn’s atmosphere.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.