Saturn and Rhea

The Cassini spacecraft is about half way through its mission and just keeps producing spectacular images that don't quite seem real. Astronomy Picture of the Day has a great image showing Saturn's moon Rhea occulting a cresent Saturn. The image is part of a 60 second long animation (5.1 MB) showing Rhea gliding serenly by Saturn.

Rhea and Saturn
Rhea and a cresent Saturn CREDIT: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Tuesday 11th Jul 2006 (20:10 CEST) | Permalink
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