Northern Saturn is heading into summer – during this time, the rings cast larger shadows onto the planet. This all makes Saturnian moon, Mimas, with a reflectivity of about 96%, stand out against the planet. (Full screen view recommended, the moon appears slightly left and below the rings).
This image was taken on July 13, 2014 (released 2 September, 2014), from abut 10 degrees above theringplane, using the near infrared light filter of the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera. At the time the photo was taken, Cassini was about 1.8 million km (1.1 million miles) from Saturn and about 1.6 million km (1 million miles) from Mimas.
Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
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