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Cassini reveals strange shape of Saturn's Moon Pan

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 12, 2017, 10:42 am IST
Updated Mar 12, 2017, 10:43 am IST
These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
 Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The flyby had a close-approach distance of 24,572 kilometers (15,268 miles).

These images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help to characterize its shape and geology.

 

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science InstituteCredits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science InstituteCredits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science InstituteCredits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Additional raw images from Cassini are available at:

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/raw-images

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages the mission for the agency's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The Cassini imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Caltech in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.

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