Saturn as Seen from Iapetus (image) Washington University in St. Louis Share Print E-Mail Caption Saturn was photographed from near Iapetus by Cassini on Sept. 10, 2007, as the spacecraft prepared for its final approach to the moon. The spacecraft is about 3.3 million kilometers (2.1 million miles) from Saturn. As the image shows, Iapetus's orbit is tilted with respect to Saturn's. Since Saturn's other moons orbit in the same plane as the planet, they "see" Saturn's rings edge-on. Credit NASA/JPL/SSI Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.