Mimas And Rhea

At periapsis on 20 March 2006, Cassini snapped Mimas crossing Saturn's limb. The next day, it made a non-targeted fly-by of Rhea at a range of 82,000 kilometres. In addition to imaging the daylit hemisphere, it observed the hemisphere illuminated by 'Saturnshine' and gained the highest resolution view so far of this area. Since Rhea orbits just beyond the outer fringe of the 'E' ring, the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph took measurements to investigate whether it was contributing material to the ring.

On 20 March 2006 Cassini caught Mimas starting a transit across Saturn's disk.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Telescopes Mastery

Telescopes Mastery

Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know all about the telescopes that can provide a fun and rewarding hobby for you and your family!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment