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Three Times the Fun

3 Oct 2017, 17:00 UTC
Three Times the Fun
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NASA dixit:
“December 3, 2015. Three of Saturn’s moons, Tethys, Enceladus, and Mimas, are captured in this group photo from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Tethys (660 miles or 1062 kilometers across) appears above the rings, while Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) sits just below center. Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers across) hangs below and to the left of Enceladus.
This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 0.4 degrees above the ring plane. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 837,000 miles (1.35 million kilometers) from Enceladus, with an image scale of 5 miles (8 kilometers) per pixel. Tethys was approximately 1.2 million miles (1.9 million kilometers) away with an image scale of 7 miles (11 kilometers) per pixel. Mimas was approximately 1.1 million miles (1.7 million kilometers) away with an image scale of 6 miles (10 kilometers) per pixel.”
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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