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Dances with Moons

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Dances with Moons
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.

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 September 17, 2011

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