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Hubble captures quadruple Saturn moon transit

2009-03-19 05:15:20 GMT2009-03-19 13:15:20 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A Hubble Telescope image shows the progress of four moons transiting Saturn. NASA has released these images showing four moons crossing the face of Saturn at the same time. Such an event is pretty rare, and very cool. The moons are (from left to right) Enceladus, Dione, Titan, and Mimas. You can also see the shadows of Enceladus and Dione on the planet's cloudtops, too. [CFP]

A Hubble Telescope image showing the progress of four moons transiting Saturn. [CFP]

Hubble Telescope images show the progress of four moons transiting Saturn. [CFP]

A Hubble Telescope image shows the progress of four moons transiting Saturn. NASA has released these images showing four moons crossing the face of Saturn at the same time. Such an event is pretty rare, and very cool. The moons are (from left to right) Enceladus, Dione, Titan, and Mimas. You can also see the shadows of Enceladus and Dione on the planet's cloudtops, too.

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