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Saturn Moon and Rings
Rhea & Epimetheus
While cruising around Saturn,
be on the lookout for picturesque juxtapositions of moons and rings.
occurred last March in the view of humanity's
one of Saturn's
was caught passing
Saturn's smaller moons.
above, is actually well behind the heavily cratered Rhea.
Further back, several of the
rings of Saturn can be seen crossing the image horizontally.
Behind both the
and rings is giant Saturn itself,
showing expansive but featureless clouds in the
green light where the above image was taken.
The Cassini mission around Saturn has now
to better study the complex planetary system as its season changes from