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.

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


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

Publication: July 26, 2018

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