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Seventeen images of Aegaeon

Seventeen images of Aegaeon

NASA / JPL / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Seventeen images of Aegaeon
On January 27, 2010, Cassini approached to within 13,000 kilometers of Aegaeon, the recently discovered moon that is now believed to be the parent body from which Saturn's dusty G ring is built. The 17 images in this animation have been cleaned of some of their cosmic ray hit artifacts and have been enlarged by a factor of two.

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 January 27, 2010

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