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Daphnis' final appearance

Date: 15 September 2017
Satellite: Cassini
Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

This image of Saturn's outer A ring features the small moon Daphnis and the waves it raises in the edges of the Keeler Gap.

The image was taken by the international Cassini spacecraft on 13 September 2017. I is among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.

The view was taken in visible light using the wide-angle camera at a distance of 782 000 km from Saturn. Image scale 4.3 km per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA and the Italian Space Agency.


Last Update: 15 September 2017

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