Saturn's moon Calypso, Cassini image

Saturn's moon Calypso, Cassini image

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Credit: NASA/JPL/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Saturn's moon Calypso, Cassini image. Calypso, which measures 22 kilometres across, circles in the same orbit as the moon Tethys, but 60 degrees behind it. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched in 1997 to investigate Saturn, its rings and its moons. This image was taken by Cassini's narrow-angle camera on the 23rd September 2005 at a distance of 101,000 kilometres from Calypso.

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Keywords: 21st century, 23 september 2005, astronomical, astronomy, calypso, cassini spacecraft, cassini-huygens, exploration, lagrangian moon, moon, narrow-angle camera, planetary science, saturn, saturn xiv, saturnian, solar system, space, tethys c, trojan moon

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