NASA’s Cassini Orbiter continues to send us fantastic images of Saturn, its rings and its moons. This latest image is no exception, it shows Saturn’s rings almost edge on along with five of the majestic planet’s expansive collection of moons.

Saturn's Fantastic Five Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Going from the right hand side of the image and moving to the left, we have – Rhea, Mimas (a.k.a. the Death Star moon after its uncanny resemblance to the infamous space station), Enceladus, Pandora and Janus.

Although the image is black and white it was created using the green section of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Cassini will continue to produce stunning images like this for quite some time to come.

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One Response to Image of the Week – Cassini’s Fantastic Five – 22/09/2011

  1. thereviewer says:

    Does Enceladus host life in its salty sub-surface ocean?

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