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- Title Satellite Rings
- Released 31/12/2000 5:41 pm
- Copyright ESA
30 December 30 2000
This image sequence, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it
approached Jupiter, shows the motions, over a 16 hour-period, of
two satellites embedded in Jupiter's ring. The moon Adrastea is
the fainter of the two, and Metis is the brighter. Images such as
these will be used to refine the orbits of the two bodies.
The composition was made from images taken during a 40-hour sequence of
the Jovian ring on 11 December 2000.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona
- Id 199049