Saturn’s moons Dione and Titan lined up with the planet’s rings, seen here nearly edge-on, from the point of view of the Cassini spacecraft’s camera on September 17, 2011.
This is a composite of three raw images taken with Cassini’s red, green and blue visible-light clear filters.
Dione, 700 miles wide, is dwarfed by the much larger and further moon Titan, which is over 3,200 miles wide and wrapped in a thick opaque atmosphere.
Also in this image is the 12-mile-wide shepherd moon Pan, barely visible within the Encke Gap in the A ring, just below and to the left of Dione.
Cassini was about 1.33 million miles away from Dione when this view was acquired.
Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI. Edited by Jason Major.
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