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Saturn moons align. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been in Saturn orbit for over a decade and it has seen the whole spectrum of ringed planet delights. But there are few views in Saturnian orbit that are more satisfying than seeing two or more moons in the same frame — particularly when they align.

Saturn moons align. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been in Saturn orbit for over a decade and it has seen the whole spectrum of ringed planet delights. But there are few views in Saturnian orbit that are more satisfying than seeing two or more moons in the same frame — particularly when they align.

2008 Horsehead Nebula, I love using Astronomy Picture of the Day aka apod as a source for my computer desktop. Nature is Beautiful!

2008 Horsehead Nebula, I love using Astronomy Picture of the Day aka apod as a source for my computer desktop. Nature is Beautiful!

Phobos in the foreground with gigantic (but very distant) Jupiter sitting in the background, a fortuitous alignment that the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera team took advantage of on June 1. Phobos and Jupiter ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum) On June 1, 2001, Mars Express watched as Phobos (the inner and larger of Mars' two moons) slipped past distant Jupiter. Phobos is only 23 kilometers in diameter, while Jupiter is 142,000 kilometers across!

Phobos in the foreground with gigantic (but very distant) Jupiter sitting in the background, a fortuitous alignment that the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera team took advantage of on June 1. Phobos and Jupiter ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum) On June 1, 2001, Mars Express watched as Phobos (the inner and larger of Mars' two moons) slipped past distant Jupiter. Phobos is only 23 kilometers in diameter, while Jupiter is 142,000 kilometers across!

Provided by Popular Science Enceladus And Its Plumes Of Water

Provided by Popular Science Enceladus And Its Plumes Of Water

Infrared: Inside the huge space observatory that operates from a point in space four times further away than the moon.

Infrared: Inside the huge space observatory that operates from a point in space four times further away than the moon.

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