Crescents of Titan and Dione

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Crescents of Titan and Dione


Explanation:
What would it be like to see a sky with many moons?

Such is the sky above
Saturn.

When appearing close to each other, moons will show a similar
phase.

A view with two of the more famous moons of
Saturn in crescent
phase was captured last month by the
robot spacecraft
Cassini now orbiting Saturn.

Titan,
on the lower left, is among the largest moons in the
Solar System and is perpetually shrouded in clouds.

Recently, the Huygens probe
landed on Titan
and gave humanity its first view of its unusual surface.

Dione,
on the upper right, has less than a quarter of
Titan's
diameter and has no significant atmosphere.

Dione,
although appearing smaller, was only half the distance to
Titan when the
above image was taken.




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