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Groovy Rings and Moons

Groovy Rings and Moons


Date: 27 May 2004
Satellite: Cassini
Depicts: Rings
Copyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The multitude of grooves for which Saturn's rings are famed, clumps in the F ring, and three Saturnian moons are visible in this image. Moons visible in the image are: Mimas (398 kilometres across) above the rings at left; Epimetheus (116 kilometres across) just above the A ring; Enceladus (499 kilometres across) near upper right. The image was taken with the Cassini narrow angle camera on 10 May 2004, at a distance of 27.1 million kilometres from Saturn. Image scale is 162 kilometres per pixel. Contrast in the image was enhanced to aid visibility.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-May-2022 02:27 UT

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