Thursday, June 09, 2005

New Cassini Image: One View, Multiple Worlds

CICLOPS has released this processed opnav images showing Titan, Tethys, and Epimetheus. Titan and Tethys are washed out here because the original image was overexposed. During ring-plane crossings, it is not uncommon for Cassini to view multiple satellites in the same narrow-angle camera field-of-view, as seen in several other previous images. Don't let the apparent sizes of the moons in this view fool you, Titan was more than twice as far away from Cassini when this picture was taken than was Tethys.


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