Pretty in Pink
August 21, 2004
Saturn and its rings are prominently shown in this color image, along with three of Saturn's smaller moons. From left to right, they are Prometheus, Pandora and Janus. Prometheus and Pandora are often called the F ring shepherds as they control and interact with Saturn's interesting F ring, seen between them. This image was taken on June 18, 2004, with the Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera 8.2 million kilometers (5.1 million miles) from Saturn. It was created using the red, green, and blue filters. Contrast has been enhanced to aid visibility.
Topics: Moons of Saturn, Astronomy, Planetary science, Pretty in Pink, Pandora, Janus, Prometheus, Rings of Saturn, Cassini–Huygens, Inner moon, Planetary ring, Saturn, Solar System