Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Janus global color view
Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, global views, Saturn's moons
Cassini gazed at Janus (193 by 173 by 137 kilometers in diameter) from a distance of 96,000 kilometers on July 26, 2009 to capture this natural-color, global view; even the night side is faintly illuminated by light reflected from Saturn or the rings. Janus is the larger of a pair of moons that share an orbit around Saturn; its partner is Epimetheus.
NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic
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Original image data dated on or about July 26, 2009
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