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Moons Near and Far
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Moons Near and Far
PIA 08136

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  Distant Rhea poses here for Cassini, as Pandora hovers against Saturn's dark shadow on the rings.

This image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Feb. 12, 2006, at a distance of approximately 3.6 million kilometers (2.3 million miles) from Pandora and 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Rhea. The image scale is 26 kilometers (16 miles) per pixel on Rhea.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and the Cassini imaging team home page, http://ciclops.org.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: March 16, 2006 (PIA 08136)
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