When Enceladus And Tethys Align, Fantastic Pictures Happen

When Enceladus And Tethys Align, Fantastic Pictures Happen

Image Cache: The Cassini spacecraft has snapped one brilliant picture: Saturn's moons Enceladus and Tethys in alignment above their parent planet's rings. Browse through the cool photos, animations and diagrams in Gizmodo's Image Cache here.

The picture was snapped on September 24, as Enceladus drifted in front of Tethys.

At the time of the moon transit, Cassini was 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometers) from Enceladus and 1.6 million miles (2.6 million kilometers) from Tethys, meaning the 2 moons were only approximately 300,000 miles (500,000 kilometers) apart.


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