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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Cosmic Bull's Eye"

NASA's spectacularly successful Cassini mission to Saturn is winding down; and has begun a series of close-in "proximal orbits" that were too risky to perform early in the mission.

One result is a new series of never-before-seen views and angles, uncluding this cosmic bull's eye alignment of Enceladus and Tethys:



More info:
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia18349/bulls-eye-moons
http://news.discovery.com/space/cassini-grand-finale-nasas-saturn-missions-daring-end-140707.htm
http://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-cassini-spies-cosmic-bulls-eye-as-two-moons-line-up-perfectly/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/index.html