While on final approach for its Sept. 2007 close encounter with Saturn's moon Iapetus, Cassini spin around to take in a sweeping view of the Saturn System.
Iapetus (1,468 kilometers, or 912 miles across) is the only major moon of Saturn with a significant inclination to its orbit. From the other major satellites, the rings would appear nearly edge-on, but from Iapetus, the rings usually appear at a tilt, as seen here.
This natural color mosaic consists of 15 red, green and blue spectral filter images acquired in five wide-angle camera footprints that swept across the scene.
Moons visible in this image: Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across), Enceladus (505 kilometers, or 314 miles across), Mimas (397 kilometers, or 247 miles across), Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across), Tethys (1,071 kilometers, or 665 miles across) and Titan (5,150 kilometers, or 3,200 miles across).
The images were obtained on Sept. 10, 2007, at a distance of approximately 3.3 million kilometers (2.1 million miles) from Saturn at a sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 33 degrees. Image scale is about 195 kilometers (121 miles) per pixel on the planet.
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Image and description credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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