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The 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

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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.

NASA / JPL / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about January 27, 2010

 

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