Thursday, March 03, 2005

New ISS Movie: Cassini's Private Eclipse

As a followup to a report last Wednesday, CICLOPS has released a new movie showing a mutual event between Dione (in the foreground) and Rhea (800,000 km in the background). While Rhea is much larger than Dione, the distance between the two causes them to appear to have the same angular size. This also caused the initial confusion as to which moon was the background moon, first thought to be Tethys.


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