Transition from four moons of Saturn
Thursday, March 19, 2009

How often it happens that a transfer of four moons of Saturn in the picture is put? Not very often. Even for the Saturn-Cassini mission is a rare opportunity. On February 24, the Hubble Space Telescope (from an orbit around the Earth) a joint transition of Enceladus, Dione, Mimas and Titan down. NASA has just the photo and even a movie is published.

The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 of the Hubble Space Telescope Saturn continued with four of its moons in the picture. From left to right: Enceladus (white), Dione, Saturn's largest moon Titan, and the white Monday Mimas (far to the right of Saturn).

An animation of the moon transitions.

Source: astrostart