This Week's Cassini Images
28 May 2004
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
May 24-28, 2004
Pandora and Prometheus Near F Ring - May 24, 2004
? Two of Saturn's moon's Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles ? across) and Pandora (84 kilometers, or 52 miles across), are seen ? here shepherding the planet?s narrow F-ring.
Rings and Shadows - May 25, 2004
? Saturn's rings cast threadlike shadows on the planet's northern ? hemisphere. Note the translucent C ring, and thin outermost F ring.
Swirls of Clouds - May 26, 2004
? This image shows dramatic details in the swirling, turbulent ? bands of clouds in Saturn's atmosphere. Particularly noteworthy ? is the disturbed equatorial region.
Groovy Rings and Moons - May 27, 2004
? The multitude of grooves for which Saturn's rings are famed, ? clumps in the F ring, and three Saturnian moons are visible in ? this image. Moons visible in the image are: Mimas (398 kilometers ? or 247 miles across) above the rings at left; Epimetheus (116 ? kilometers or 72 miles across) just above the A ring; Enceladus ? (499 kilometers or 310 miles across) near upper right.
? Storms in Saturn's Atmosphere - May 28, 2004
? This close-up of Saturn's southern hemisphere shows several dark ? spots huddled in the mid-latitude region. The largest of these ? spots is about 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) across, or about as ? wide as Japan is long.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL designed, developed and assembled the Cassini orbiter.
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