Movie Showcases Saturn and Rings Tilted Edge-on Toward the Sun

This time-lapse movie shows the icy moons Mimas, Enceladus, Dione, and Tethys rounding Saturn when the planet's rings were tilted nearly edge-on toward the Sun. This edge-on alignment occurs once every 15 years.

NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona) and G. Bacon (STScI)

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Release date:16 January 2012, 11:22
Duration:36 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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