View Full Version : Janus and Saturn

2006-May-25, 04:17 AM
SUMMARY: Tiny Janus - only 181 km (113 miles) across - hovers in front of Saturn in this photograph taken by Cassini. The giant planet's rings are seen nearly edge-on, and cast large shadows against the northern hemisphere. Cassini took this photo on April 21 when it was approximately 2.9 million kilometers (1.8 million miles) from Saturn.

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2006-May-27, 06:06 PM
Cassini is getting some amazing shots. I've seen a suggestion that near the end of its life they are thinking of putting it in an orbit that will make it pass *very* low over the rings, which might make it possible to image very small objects. Those would be pretty cool images.