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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Saturn's moons at a common phase angle and a common scale

Filed under Enceladus, Dione, pretty pictures, Tethys, Cassini, scale comparisons, Titan, amateur image processing, Rhea, Iapetus, Saturn's moons, Mimas

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Saturn's moons at a common phase angle and a common scale These photos of Saturn's eight largest moons were taken at different times by the Cassini spacecraft at a variety of different distances but at nearly constant phase angle (lighting direction) of between 43 and 53 degrees. The images have been scaled to represent the correct relative sizes. The moons are: top row: Dione, Mimas, Titan; middle row: Tethys, Rhea; bottom row: Enceladus, Hyperion, Iapetus.

NASA / JPL / SSI / montage 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 February 19, 2008

 

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