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Saturn's satellite 1980S1
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Two satellites of Saturn share an orbit 151,400 kilometers (94,075 miles) from the center of the planet.

The leading co-orbital satellite, designated 1980S1, is seen in transit across Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980, at a range of 611,000 kilometers (379,650 miles). It is ellipsoidal, almost disk-shaped, and rotates with its long axis, 200 kilometers (125 miles) in diameter, pointed at Saturn.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: November 1980
  Saturn's satellite 1980S1
PIA 02284

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