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Saturn with four of its moons

Saturn with four of its moons

Date: 16 March 2009
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Saturn, Enceladus, Dione, Titan and Mimas
Copyright: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

On 24 February 2009, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a photo sequence of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet. This is one of the images, obtained with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. The moons, from far left to right, are the white icy moons Enceladus and Dione, the large orange moon Titan, and icy Mimas. Due to the angle of the Sun, they are each preceded by their own shadow.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Jun-2024 06:22 UT

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