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A gaggle of moons

A gaggle of moons

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Emily Lakdawalla

A gaggle of moons
Cassini caught five moons at the edge of Saturn's ring system in this natural color photo from July 29, 2011. From left to right the moons are Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas, and Rhea.

Here's an animated gif showing how the moons were moving with respect to each other at the time the photo was taken.

And here's a photo showing an intermediate step in the processing of this image.

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 July 29, 2011

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