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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Dances with Moons

Filed under Enceladus, Dione, Cassini, Tethys, Titan, Rhea, Saturn's small moons, global views, Saturn's moons, many worlds, animation, Saturn's rings, pretty pictures, amateur image processing

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Cassini captures "mutual event" movies to refine the precision with which we know the orbits of Saturn's moons. On September 17, 2011, Cassini took four such movies in rapid succession: Tethys with Titan at about 0100 UTC; Rhea with Titan at 0130; Enceladus with Titan at about 1030; and, at the end, at 1200, a movie with Titan, Dione, Saturn's rings, Pandora, and Pan.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / 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 September 17, 2011

 

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