View Full Version : Phoebe: Cassini's First Target

2005-Sep-13, 01:08 PM
SUMMARY: Now only three weeks from entering orbit around Saturn, it's time for Cassini to begin making some close up observations. Its first target is the tiny moon Phoebe, which is only 220 kilometres (137 miles) across. The images are already better than anything taken by Voyager 2, and show a varied surface, with mountains and craters. Cassini will get its best view on June 11 when it zooms past the moon at a distance of only 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles). It should have enough resolution at the point to see objects the size of office buildings.

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