NASA has released a stunning image taken by the Cassini spacecraft which shows three of Saturn’s moons--Tethys, Enceladus, and Mimas.
NASA recently released a stunning image taken by its Cassini spacecraft. It shows three of Saturn’s 62 confirmed moons in one group shot.
Above the planet’s visible rings is Tethys which is 660 miles across, and the two below are Enceladus at 313 miles across and Mimas at 246 miles across.
The image was captured on December 3rd from a narrow-angle camera aboard Cassini when it was about 837,000 miles from the Enceladus, the closest moon. The perspective, according to a press release, is “toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 0.4 degrees above the ring plane.”
Source: GeoBeats News