Lunar Duets: Art and Astronomy: Saturn,our most photogenic cousin in the solar family, has 62 moons.

Lunar Duets: Art and Astronomy: Saturn,our most photogenic cousin in the solar family, has 62 moons. Sometimes pairs are captured in strange pas de deux or dance for two. Here they are, posing for Cassini, a probe orbiting Saturn and its moons, now in its 15th year.

Images: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

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17 Responses to Lunar Duets: Art and Astronomy: Saturn,our most photogenic cousin in the solar family, has 62 moons.

  1. Rajini Rao says:


    Let me know what he thinks of multiple moons, Kimberly Brosnan !

  2. Nirmal Khare says:


    its very nice………..

  3. Yasmeen A says:


    wow… amazingly beautiful.


  4. Photos like this make me wish Earth had another moon – sure, it might have undesired effects on tides perhaps but it would be an undeniably cool sight most definitely.

  5. Rajini Rao says:


    Reminds of that iconic scene from Star Wars: Tatooine. It had two suns. How about that , Chris Mallory ? 🙂


  6. Rajini Rao Absolutely! I’ve always been drawn to fantasy worlds with multiple moons/suns. Realistically I’m sure that having two suns would cause even more problems than having two moons … but it’s okay to be unrealistic sometimes 🙂

  7. Rajini Rao says:


    So many stunning images to choose from, Marta Rauch ! I ended up picking a theme: black and white, only two of Saturn’s moons. Sort of like a dancing pair 🙂

  8. Marta Rauch says:


    Nice job and great curation, Rajini Rao 🙂


  9. hi Rajini ,,,,, what r u doing now? means research about the NASA or anywhere?


  10. it’d be nice to have more than 1 down here,


    though 1 is definitely nicer than 0.


  11. wow a great artistic look…….the first one is my favorite

  12. Rajini Rao says:


    I’m delighted that you enjoyed them, Frank Vargus ! I have no knowledge of astronomy, but do have an appreciation for these beautiful images. For me, the imagery of words (pas de deux) and visuals (the two moons) serve to highlight the mind boggling science behind all this. So it is as much fun for me to post, as it may be for you to view 🙂

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