Rhea passes in front of Saturn

Rhea passes in front of Saturn

Fig. 10.2 . The moon Rhea glides above the featureless, golden face of Saturn. This view looks down onto the unlit side of Saturnís normally impressive rings, which are visible here only as a thin line. The rings also cast soft, linear shadows onto the planetís northern hemisphere (right). This image was acquired from the Cassini spacecraft on 21 March 2006. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL/SSI.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University