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Saturn's small satellites at 100 meters per pixel

Saturn's small satellites at 100 meters per pixel

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NASA / JPL / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla. Satellite dimensions from Thomas et al (2013).

Saturn's small satellites at 100 meters per pixel
A comparison of the sizes of Saturn's smallest satellites as viewed by Cassini over the course of its 13-year mission. When fully enlarged, the comparison has a resolution of 100 meters per pixel.

Here are two other comparisons at a factor of 5 finer and coarser resolutions, respectively.

Cassini's tiniest regular moons at 20 meters per pixel

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla. Satellite dimensions from Thomas et al. (2013)

Cassini's tiniest regular moons at 20 meters per pixel
A comparison of the sizes of Saturn's very smallest regular satellites as viewed by Cassini over the course of its 13-year mission. When fully enlarged, the comparison has a resolution of 20 meters per pixel. Aegaeon, Anthe, Pallene, and Polydeuces are all represented by an image of Methone.
Saturn's smaller satellites at 500 meters per pixel

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla. Satellite dimensions from Thomas (2010)

Saturn's smaller satellites at 500 meters per pixel
Above the size of Hyperion (upper left corner), Saturn's satellites abruptly transition to round shapes. When fully enlarged, this view has a resolution of 500 meters per pixel.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2017

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