Rare Quadruple Moon Transit On Saturn

March 18, 2009

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Will you look at that -- four of Saturn's moons (from left to right) Enceladus, Dione, Titan, and Mimas, all transiting its face at the same time. Amazing! This picture was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and just recently released by NASA. You know, pictures like this really get me thinking about the beauty of space and just how small we are compared to the vast expanse outside our own atmosphere. Also, naked-ass aliens gettin' freaky deaky on the moon.

Hit the jump for a cool time lapse photo of the transit in progress.

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Incredible quadruple transit on Saturn! [discover]

Thanks to Joemo, who was transiting Mars when a tire came off his rover and he caused a traffic jam.

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