The Many Moons of Saturn

NASA's Cassini probe flies by a Saturn moon.

Setting Your Sights on Saturn

Setting Your Sights on Saturn
Setting Your Sights on Saturn
Setting Your Sights on Saturn
Setting Your Sights on Saturn
Setting Your Sights on Saturn
Setting Your Sights on Saturn
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Setting Your Sights on Saturn
Saturn's nearly edge-on rings are caught between two moons. The edge of the F ring has a blurred appearance with bright Dione (700 miles across) as a backdrop. Oblong Pandora (52 miles across) transits Dione and heads off toward right. This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from less than a degree above the ringplane.The image was taken in visible green light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera July 24, 2007. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.4 million miles from Dione at an image scale of about 8 miles per pixel. (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)
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