Hubble again views Saturn's Rings Edge-on
March 21, 2003
Saturn's magnificent ring system is seen tilted edge-on -- for the second time this year -- in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture taken on August 10, 1995, when the planet was 895 million miles (1,440 million kilometers) away. Hubble snapped the image as Earth sped back across Saturn's ring plane to the sunlit side of the rings. Several of Saturn's icy moons are visible as tiny starlike objects in or near the ring plane. They are from left to right, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Mimas.
Topics: Enceladus, Moons of Saturn, Saturn, Edge, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Dione, Tethys, Mimas, Rings of Saturn, Planetary ring, natural satellite, Hubble Space Telescope