Janus and Rings
January 9, 2005
From beneath the ring plane, the small, irregularly shaped moon Janus (181 kilometers, or 112 miles, across) can be seen following the orbital path it shares with slightly smaller Epimetheus (116 kilometers, or 72 miles, across). The image was taken in visible red light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on Nov. 18, 2004, at a distance of approximately 4.7 million kilometers (2.9 million miles) from Saturn. The image scale is 27 kilometers (17 miles) per pixel.
Topics: Environment, Rings of Saturn, Cassini–Huygens, Moons of Saturn, Cassini–Huygens timeline, Epimetheus, Janus, Saturn, Disaster Accident