Picture of the Day: Five of Saturn's Moons

By Rebecca J. Rosen

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This picture comes to Earth from the Cassini spacecraft. From the left, five moons of Saturn are visible: Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas, and Rhea (bisected by the edge of the image). The photograph was taken at a distance of 684,000 miles from Rhea.

Image: NASA.

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