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Moon Quartet
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Moon Quartet
Date: 27 Jul 2010

A quartet of Saturn's moons are shown with a sliver of the rings in this Cassini spacecraft view.


From left to right in this image are Epimetheus (113 km, or 70 miles across), Janus (179 km, or 111 miles across), Prometheus (86 km, or 53 miles across) and Atlas (30 km, or 19 miles across).


This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.


The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 27 July 2010. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.3 million km (808,000 miles) from Janus, Prometheus and Atlas. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.2 million km (746,000 miles) from Epimetheus. Image scale is 8 km (5 miles) per pixel on Janus, Prometheus and Atlas. Image scale is 7 km (4 miles) per pixel on Epimetheus.


Last Update: 15 Jun 2011 (AMB)

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Last Updated: 15 Jun 2011