Cassini reveals odd shape of Saturn’s moon Pan

The Cassini probe at Saturn continues to return fabulous images. The latest photos show closeups of the tiny moon Pan:

Cassini Reveals Strange Shape of Saturn’s Moon Pan 

Cassini Reveals Strange Shape of Saturn’s Moon Pan . This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn’s moon Pan was taken on March 7, 2017 by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Larger view

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).

Another view of Saturn’s moon Pan. Larger view.

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

Additional raw images from Cassini are available at:

Another view of Pan. Larger view.

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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