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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Saturn, Titan, and Prometheus

Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, Saturn's moons, many worlds, Saturn

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Saturn, Titan, and Prometheus Cassini captured this view of Saturn with Titan and Prometheus with its wide-angle camera on January 5, 2011 at about 08:00 UTC. Titan is on the far side of Saturn from Cassini, more than 1,800,000 kilometers away; Prometheus is much closer, only about 500,000 kilometers away. The different distances exaggerate Prometheus' size with respect to Titan. In fact, Titan is roughly 30 times Prometheus' diameter.

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

Copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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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 January 5, 2011

 

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