Saturn and 4 Icy Moons in Natural Color
March 21, 2003
This approximate natural-color image shows Saturn, its rings, and four of its icy satellites. Three satellites (Tethys, Dione, and Rhea) are visible against the darkness of space, and another smaller satellite (Mimas) is visible against Saturn's cloud tops very near the left horizon and just below the rings. The dark shadows of Mimas and Tethys are also visible on Saturn's cloud tops, and the shadow of Saturn is seen across part of the rings.
Topics: Environment, Dione, Moons of Saturn, Saturn, Saturn's moons in fiction, Rhea, Tethys, Mimas, Planetary ring, natural satellite