Rhea and Epimetheus. Cassini Image captured on March 24, 2010.

Rhea and Epimetheus. Cassini Image captured on March 24, 2010.

In the photo taken in visible green light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on March 24, 2010, Saturn’s moon Rhea looms “over” a smaller and more distant Epimetheus against a strikingly beautiful background of planet and rings.

The two moons aren’t actually close to each other. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 746,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Rhea and 994,000 miles (1.6 million kilometers) from Epimetheus. Image source: NASA

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