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This splendid view offers a detailed look at the faint rings within the Cassini Division as well as a rare glimpse of the Keeler gap moon, Daphnis. The small, ring embedded moon is a bright unresolved speck above center, near the outer edge of the A ring.

Discovered in Cassini images in 2005, Daphnis is a mere 7 kilometers (4 miles) across.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on March 20, 2006, at a distance of approximately 483,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) from Saturn. The image scale on the sky at the distance of Daphnis is about 2 kilometers (1 mile) per pixel.

Addition Date: May 4, 2006
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute


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