CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Family Portrait

Family Portrait
PIA 06475

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  A stately Saturn poses for a portrait with five of its moons in this Cassini wide angle camera view.

Satellites visible in this image are (clockwise from upper left): Dione (1,123 kilometers, 698 miles across), Enceladus (504 kilometers, 313 miles across), Tethys (1,062 kilometers, 660 miles across), Mimas (396 kilometers, 246 miles across) and Rhea (1,528 kilometers, 949 miles across).

The image was taken in visible red light on August 1, 2004, from a distance of 7.8 million kilometers (4.8 million miles) from Saturn. The image scale is 464 kilometers (288 miles) per pixel.

[Caption updated on October 4, 2005.]

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 13, 2004 (PIA 06475)
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balalajke (Sep 26, 2011 at 4:19 AM):
great ! pity that so small picturesize ;)