PIA08136: Moons Near and Far


Moons Near and Far

Caption:

Distant Rhea (right) poses here for the Cassini spacecraft, as Pandora hovers against Saturn's dark shadow on the rings.

This image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Feb. 12, 2006, at a distance of approximately 3.6 million kilometers (2.3 million miles) from Pandora and 4.3 million kilometers (2.7 million miles) from Rhea. The image scale is 26 kilometers (16 miles) per pixel on Rhea.

Background Info:

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 mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn Rings Pandora, Rhea, Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Ring Planet, Satellite
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Narrow Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Shadow
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2006-03-16
Date in Caption 2006-02-12
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08136
Identifier PIA08136