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July 6, 1995
Saturn, Rings, and Two Moons
Picture Credit: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,Voyager Project
This image of Saturn was made by NASA's robot spacecraft
2 as it began to explore the Saturn system in 1981.
Saturn's famous rings are visible along with two of its moons, Rhea and
Dione which appear as faint dots in the right and lower right
part of the picture.
Astronomers believe that Saturn's moons play a fundamental
role in sculpting it's elaborate ring system.
For more information about the picture see
the NASA, JPL press release.
Lunar far side
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