View Full Version : Close-Up on Pandora

2005-Nov-17, 04:02 PM
SUMMARY: This is the best photograph ever taken of Saturn's F ring shepherd moon Pandora, taken by the spacecraft on September 5, 2005. This tiny moon is only 84 kilometers (52 miles) across, and covered in grooves and small ridges. This indicates that it's probably coated in dust-sized material, which then fractures in places. Cassini was 52,000 kilometers (32,000 miles) from Pandora when it took this picture.

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2005-Nov-19, 07:14 PM
This is an unbelievable image of Pandora!!! What a fantastic shot of such a tiny moon!!! It's so clear that you feel you can almost reach out & touch it!!!

Well done to NASA & the Cassini team!!! :)

2005-Nov-21, 05:11 AM
golly! that looks just like the 'tater I had for dinner tonight.

Excellent photo!

2005-Nov-21, 09:39 AM
Must have been an almighty big one then - & very , very hard!!! ;)

Certainly it's an extremely good image - they don't come much better! Congratulations to the NASA & Cassini teams!