The Cassini spacecraft has taken a some recent images of two of Saturns most notorious moons, where in both images the planets rings serve as a backdrop. Above, Enceladus stands out with its cratered surface, but Cassinis camera also catches a glimpse of the planets rings in the background. Geologically young terrain in the middle latitudes of the moon shifts to older, cratered terrain in the northern latitudes.
The image was taken during the spacecrafts flyby of Enceladus on Nov. 30, 2010, in visible with Cassinis spacecraft narrow-angle camera, from a distance of approximately 46,000 kilometers (29,000 miles) from Enceladus. Image scale is 276 meters (906 feet) per pixel.
Below is a raw view of Titan, and the rings.
This close-up view of Titan was taken on January 15, 2011, shows the cloudy atmosphere of the moon, with the rings in the background. Cassini was about 839,213 kilometers away from Titan.
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More information: See more images at the Cassini website