CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Kingdom of Saturn
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Saturn sits with its attendants in the icy depths of the outer Solar System.

Moons visible from left to right: Dione (1,123 kilometers, 698 miles across), Enceladus (504 kilometers, 313 miles across) and Mimas (396 kilometers, 246 miles across).

The image was taken using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 752 nanometers with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Aug. 8, 2007. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 4.1 million kilometers (2.6 million miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 244 kilometers (152 miles) per pixel.

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 and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: September 20, 2007 (PIA 09732)
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  Kingdom of Saturn
PIA 09732

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