View Full Version : Discussion: Pandora Hovers Above the Rings

2005-Aug-24, 05:23 PM
SUMMARY: As it passed through the ring plane, Cassini took this amazing photograph of Saturn's moon Pandora, hovering just above the rings. Saturn's F ring is thinly visible just above the main rings which are the dark line across the picture. You can also see some variation in the height of Saturn's cloud tops in this photograph, which look like ripples in an ocean. Pandora is only 84 km (52 miles across).

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2005-Aug-24, 08:01 PM
I bet that would be an amazing view if you were standing on that moon.

Eric Vaxxine
2005-Aug-25, 04:18 PM
I would quite happily give all the years it takes to travel to such a place, just to see it. Maybe in the future people will spend their entire lives on 'a' mission.


2005-Aug-25, 06:12 PM
Is Pandora shaped like a rugby ball, or is its oblateness an optical illusion?