Saturn's Moons - Frame 5

This movie still captures the moons Mimas, Enceladus, and Dione as they begin their race across Saturn's disk. The still is from a movie created from images taken by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It reveals the planet's rings tilted nearly edge-on toward the Sun, an event that occurs once every 15 years. Because of this special alignment, the moons cast shadows on the planet and its rings.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)

About the Image

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Id:opo0713f
Type:Observation
Release date:20 March 2007, 18:00
Size:800 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:Saturn
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant

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