Moons around Saturn

This series of 10 Hubble Space Telescope images captures several small moons orbiting Saturn. Hubble snapped the five pairs of images while the Earth was just above the ring plane and the Sun below it. The telescope captured a pair of images every 97 minutes as it circled the Earth. Moving out from Saturn, the visible rings are: the broad C Ring, the Cassini Division, and the narrow F Ring. For detailed descriptions of each frame please click the Caption link below.


Phil Nicholson (Cornell University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:26 April 1996, 06:00
Size:700 x 1000 px

About the Object

Name:Dione, Epimetheus, Mimas, Pandora, Prometheus, Rhea, Saturn
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• Solar System : Planet : Ring

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