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NASA : Triple Play .- Juego triple

Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., Aquí, la sonda  Cassini ha captado  a Encelado (313 millas o 504 kilómetros de diámetro) por encima de los anillos y Rea (949 millas o 1.527 kilómetros de diámetro) a continuación. El comparativamente pequeña mota de Atlas (19 millas o 30 kilómetros de diámetro) también se puede ver justo encima ya la izquierda de Rhea, y justo encima de la línea delgada del anillo F de Saturno.
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What looks like a pair of Saturnian satellites is actually a trio upon close inspection.
What looks like a pair of Saturnian satellites is actually a trio upon close inspection.

Here, Cassini has captured Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) above the rings and Rhea (949 miles or 1,527 kilometers across) below.  The comparatively tiny speck of Atlas (19 miles or 30 kilometers across) can also be seen just above and to the left of Rhea, and just above the thin line of Saturn's F ring.

This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 0.34 degrees below the ring plane.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2015.

The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.8 million miles (2.8 million kilometers) from Rhea. Image scale on Rhea is 10 miles (16 kilometers) per pixel. The distance to Enceladus was 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometers) for a scale of 5 miles (8 kilometers) per pixel. The distance to Atlas was 1.5 million miles (2.4 million) kilometers) for an image scale at Atlas of 9 miles (14 kilometers) per pixel.

The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

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Last Updated: Jan. 4, 2016
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Guillermo Gonzalo Sánchez Achutegui
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