Saturn

At 2.6 million km from Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft took this amazing image of Saturn. The rings are edge on and can be seen to be only tens of metres thick. The moon on the left is Dione (1,118 km diameter) and Enceladus (505 km diameter) is the smaller one on the right. The dark bands visible on the planet are the shadows of the rings. To see more images of Saturn and its moons than you can shake a stick at, go to the Ciclops website.

Saturn with moons

IMAGE CREDIT: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 03rd Apr 2005 (17:11 UTC) | Permalink
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