Saturn family portrait (taken 20 months before Cassini orbit insertion)
Filed under pretty pictures, many worlds, amateur image processing, Saturn, Saturn's moons, Saturn's rings, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Cassini
A view of Saturn captured by Cassini long before it entered orbit, on October 21, 2002, encompasses all of the planet's major moons except Hyperion and distant Iapetus. The photo has been enlarged by a factor of two.
NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic
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Original image data dated on or about October 21, 2002