Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Seventeen images of Aegaeon
Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, Saturn's moons, animation
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.
NASA / JPL / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla
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Original image data dated on or about January 27, 2010
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