Sunday, June 13, 2004

Voyager vs. Cassini

The last time Phoebe was imaged by an Earth spacecraft was Voyager 2 in 1981 from a distance of 2.2 million kilometers. The photo yesterday was taken at a distance of 77,441 kilometers. (Compare the two below) Cassini's closest approach of Phoebe was 2,068 kilometers. Those photos are yet to be released...