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Images Dated 4th August 1998

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Psace-Saturn-Moons Featured 4 Aug 1998 Print

Psace-Saturn-Moons

This August 1998 NASA file image shows a true color photo of Saturn assembled from Voyager 2 spacecraft. Three of Saturn's moons L-R: Tethys, 1, 050 km. (652 mi.) in diameter; Dione, 1, 120 km. (696 mi.); and Rhea, 1, 530 km. (951 mi.) are seen in the image. The shadow of Tethys appears on Saturn's southern hemisphere. NASA announced 17 August, 2004 that the Cassini-Huygens space probe discovered two new moons around Saturn, which could be the smallest ever spotted around the ringed planet, NASA officials said Tuesday. The moons, measuring three and four kilometers (about two miles) in diameter, are located 194, 000 and 211, 000 kilometers (120, 500 and 131, 000 miles), respectively, from Saturn. They have been temporarily named S/2004 S1 and S/2004 S2. AFP PHOTO/NASA / AFP PHOTO / NASA / HO

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Optical image of part of Barnards loop nebula Featured 4 Aug 1998 Print

Optical image of part of Barnards loop nebula

Barnard's loop nebula. True-colour optical image of a portion of Barnard's Loop (pink), an elliptical ring of glowing nebulosity surrounding the constellation Orion. This is the easternmost, and brightest, part of the loop, which was discovered by the American astronomer E. E. Barnard in 1895. It formed as the hot stars of Orion caught nearby gas and dust in a pressure wave, forcing them into an expanding ring. It is thought to have been expanding for around 3 million years. This image was produced by digitally combining photographs taken by the UK Schmidt Telescope in blue and red light

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