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This is beautiful, Cassini shoots the rings

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posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 07:07 AM
Found these in the raw image database at the
Cassini Website

I thought the angle of this shot of Saturns Rings was Breathtaking.
There were 3 images, shot throught Red, Green, and one of the Blue Filters.
So, I combined them to produce this near True Color image.
If you look closely, you can see one of Saturns Moons, I'm not sure which.
You can also see that this moon has moved a little, as each filtered shot was taken.

Here are the rings, with the 3 color frames aligned.

I also realigned the Color Frames to get a better shot of the Moon..

Care to take a guess at which Moon we are looking at?

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 07:14 AM
Thanks for the beatuiful pics Spacedoubt

Is that one of the shepard moons?

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 07:21 AM
I'm not sure if its One of the Shepard moons.

I think its too Round to be one. Pandora and Prometheus are fairly irregular.
No Real Context as to which direction we are looking.
If I had to Guess, I'd say Dione.

Nice shot though!

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 08:24 AM
Where did you find the image at? I looked on the Cassinie Hughs site and couldnt find it. I see where you said raw database, but im having no luck

[edit on 11/9/04 by Kidfinger]

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 03:23 PM
Sorry the slow response Kidfinger.

Here is the link to the page, Then click on the blue arrow, that says browse the latest 500 images..
Browse images

When more images come in, those will be pushed off the latest 500, and you will have to search by subject..

Let me know if you can't find them..

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 05:11 PM
Wow those are amazing, nice find

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 05:22 PM
How are the moons positioned with respect to the rings?

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 05:36 PM
Didn't they discover some new moons in there as well? Maybe that one pictured above is one of the new finds?

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 07:20 PM
Found the pics.
Keep those peepers peeled for more interesting pics
I now have a new favorite bookmark

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 07:46 PM

Originally posted by Aelita
How are the moons positioned with respect to the rings?


The Moons are located in the same plane as the Rings, at least roughly in the same plane, some are a degree or two, off of the ring plane.

Some of them are located within the ring structure, and some outside of it..

Here is a good Webpage giving the stats of each moon.

Saturn Moons

Also, if you like this kind of stuff..Take a look at this
closeup of one of the Shepard moons, drawing a bit of Material out of the F-RING....I found this one a week or so ago, and made a thread of it..

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 08:45 PM
The shepard moons that were in your other thread, the one was drawing material from the ring right? Is this a continous process? I have heard of the shepard moons, but I didnt know that they were involved with this kind of phenomenon. With a mass increase of this magnitude, has anyone thought about the gravitational effects this would cause between the moon and the rings? I know the rings are working thier way back to the planets surface, but if this moon can gain enough mass from the rings, then 2 things are possible.

1. At some point, this moon will crash into the planet in a spectacular display for destruction, or,

2. The moon will gain enough mass to overcome the planets gravitational pull and escape into an established orbit.

All this is of course a million or so years away, but it would be intresting to see the fate of this particular moon.

Sorry about going off topic, but that pic got me thinking

posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 06:54 AM
Moon Identified!

It's Case anyone was wondering..

Here is a link to a Article regarding this image.

Mimas in the rings

posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 05:22 PM
got to it before i did! darn you space doubt. I read the article on JPL last night.

Ive been following this mission a long time.........

posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 05:16 AM
Hey!, don't feel bad.
I was just lucky enough to be browsing the images at the right time..
So, WE saw it here first, almost three weeks ago

Yeah, I've been following this one pretty closely too. Thats one amazing piece of technology we have out there, lots to learn..

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