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Prometheus’ Handiwork

20 Sep 2017, 20:00 UTC
Prometheus’ Handiwork
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NASA dixit:
“August 24, 2013. Saturn’s moon Prometheus orbits near some of its handiwork in the F ring. Prometheus (53 miles, or 86 kilometers across) and its partner Pandora gravitationally sculpt and maintain the narrow F ring.
This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 53 degrees below the ringplane. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) from Saturn and at a Sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 104 degrees. Image scale is 7 miles (11 kilometers) per pixel.”
Image credit: NASA

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