September 21st, 2011
01:25 PM ET

A Quintet of Saturn's Moons

"A quintet of Saturn's moons come together in the Cassini spacecraft's field of view for this portrait.

Janus (179 kilometers, or 111 miles across) is on the far left. Pandora (81 kilometers, or 50 miles across) orbits between the A ring and the thin F ring near the middle of the image. Brightly reflective Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across) appears above the center of the image. Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across), is bisected by the right edge of the image. The smaller moon Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 miles across) can be seen beyond Rhea also on the right side of the image.

This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane. Rhea is closest to Cassini here. The rings are beyond Rhea and Mimas. Enceladus is beyond the rings.

The image was taken in visible green light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 29, 2011. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.1 million kilometers (684,000 miles) from Rhea and 1.8 million kilometers (1.1 million miles) from Enceladus."

Source: NASA

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  1. sorseMubreCup

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    September 25, 2011 at 4:24 am |
    • fimeilleur

      (Translation: To all regards!! I can not into the theme but I think this information by many it will be required work in Israel for the Russians)

      Почему вы думаете то? Чего Израиль должен сделать с статьей?

      (Translation: Why do you think that? What does Israel have to do with the article?)

      September 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm |

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