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Fraser
2005-Dec-19, 08:17 PM
SUMMARY: This beautiful photograph shows Saturn's moon Rhea, partially obscured by the rings. The material surrounding the ring is probably on the planet's equatorial plane, extending farther out from the ring's main core. This image was taken on Oct. 30, 2005, at a distance of approximately 689,000 kilometers (428,000 miles) from Saturn.

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kzb
2005-Dec-20, 12:37 PM
I don't get this picture at all, it has to be a composite image?

How can a tiny moon BEHIND the rings appear so large?

The conspiracy theorists will have a field day with this.

ZaphodBeeblebrox
2005-Dec-20, 12:44 PM
I don't get this picture at all, it has to be a composite image?

How can a tiny moon BEHIND the rings appear so large?

The conspiracy theorists will have a field day with this.
It's Simple ....

The Picture, was Taken, Of The EDGE, Of The Rings!

kzb
2005-Dec-20, 06:29 PM
<<The Picture, was Taken, Of The EDGE, Of The Rings!>>

Well perhaps. I thought of that, but it looks like we're looking across a reasonable "chord" of the rings, which must be 100's of 1000's of km.

ZaphodBeeblebrox
2005-Dec-21, 03:17 AM
<<The Picture, was Taken, Of The EDGE, Of The Rings!>>

Well perhaps. I thought of that, but it looks like we're looking across a reasonable "chord" of the rings, which must be 100's of 1000's of km.
Not Necessarily ...

It's Basic, Chaos Theory ...

The Part, Looks VERY Similar, To The Whole!

dsmithor
2005-Dec-21, 02:52 PM
I have trouble with the image as well. Could the apparent large size of the moon be an artifact of magnification? Awhile back there was another Cassini image of a moon and the rings. It had me puzzled for a bit before I could picture the relationship. It would be nice if a diagram was posted along with the picture.