Saturn and Six of Its Moons (Annotated)

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Duration: 1 minute

This annotated time-lapse animation of Hubble observations shows the rotation of Saturn and six of its moons over roughly 20 hours. In a textbook demonstration of Keplerian motion, the moons closer to the planet orbit more rapidly, while those farther away move more slowly. This video includes a timeline showing elapsed time through the animation.


Tags
Annotated Observations, Moons, Planetary Rings, Planets, Saturn, Solar System

Credits

NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team, and J. DePasquale (STScI)

Publication: July 26, 2018


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