Monday, March 21, 2005

New Cassini Movie: Mimas Occults Janus

Following up on an earlier post, CICLOPS has released a new movie showing Mimas, with Herschel clearly visible, occulting the small, inner satellite Janus, a few week ago. It should be noted that some frames were interpolated, rather than actually observed by Cassini to allow for a smooth video. Mimas is nearing its closeup coming next month when Cassini flies within 85,000 km of the small, cratered satellite.


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