Mar 19, 2009

Saturn's Moons In Transit

Ahhh the Hubble Space Telescope. -FUPPETS- loves thee. This amazing piece of scientific equipment, likely the most famous piece of scientific equipment ever in the history of mankind, always amazes with it's wondrous images. On the 24th of February, the HST captured the transit of 4 of Saturn's moons, as they travelled in their orbit around the ringed gas giant. Every 14-15 years, the planets Earth and Saturn align so that the famous rings of Saturn are seen nearly edge on. When this happens it is a great opportunity to capture images of the many varied Saturnian moons.
Click on the image below to open up a narrated movie describing the transit as it takes place.

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