Daphnis Up Close: "The wavemaker moon Daphnis is featured in this view taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. 16 This is the closest view of the small moon obtained yet.
Barely Bisected Rings Saturn’s shadow stretched beyond the edge of its rings for many years after Cassini first arrived at Saturn, casting an ever-lengthening shadow that reached its maximum extent at the planet’s 2009 equinox. This image captured.
Cassini’s Grand Finale. Three of Saturn's moons — Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas — appear in an image taken on December Tethys appears above the rings; Enceladus sits just below center; and Mimas hangs below and to the left of Enceladus.
Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings Saturn’s icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet’s enormous rings. Because Mimas (near lower left) appears tiny by comparison, it might seem that the rings would be far more massive, but this is not the case. Scientists think.
With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and even glimpsing its home world.