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Fraser
2005-Mar-18, 04:32 PM
SUMMARY: During its many months orbiting Saturn, Cassini has gotten a few good looks at Hyperion, one of the planets many moons. This irregularly shaped moon is reasonably large (266 km or 165 miles across) and chaotically tumbles in its orbit around Saturn. Cassini took these images in October 2004 and February 2005 at relatively similar distances. It will get a much better view in September, 2005, when the spacecraft is scheduled to make a flyby at an altitude of only 990 km (615 miles).

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antoniseb
2005-Mar-20, 04:54 PM
I'm looking forward to more about Hyperion. It is interesting, this size boundary between the largest possible non-round objects and the next size up.