Annotated image of Saturn's rings and moons

This Hubble Space Telescope image taken on 24 February 2009, highlights five of Saturn's moons and their shadows as they pass by their parent planet. Also visible are several of the planet's rings and two of the largest gaps: the Cassini Division and the Encke Division.

Credit:

Illustration credit: NASA, ESA and Z. Levay (STScI). Photo credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: M. Wong (STScI/UC Berkeley) and C. Go (Philippines)

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0904h
Type:Observation
Release date:17 March 2009, 14:00
Related releases:heic0904
Size:2658 x 1916 px

About the Object

Name:Dione, Enceladus, Mimas, Saturn, Titan
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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