Crescent Moons and the Ring

Crescent moon is always a lovely sight to behold, just imagine you can have two at one go plus rings as bonus.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

These are Saturn’s rings and moons taken by the Cassini Spacecraft. The smaller one (just below the rings) is Enceladus and the bigger one at the bottom is Tethys. I don’t have anything to comment, the picture is posted here purely for its beauty, and I don’t think anyone will disagree with me.

Quick facts: Enceladus is 504 km across and Tethys is 1062 km across. This view was obtained at a distance of approximately 272,000 km from Enceladus and 208,000 km from Tethys.


~ by thChieh on October 11, 2011.

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