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Pandora Up Close

14 Oct 2017, 17:00 UTC
Pandora Up Close
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NASA dixit:
“December 18, 2016. This image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is one of the highest-resolution views ever taken of Saturn’s moon Pandora. Pandora (52 miles, 84 kilometers) across orbits Saturn just outside the narrow F ring. The spacecraft captured the image during its closest-ever flyby of Pandora, during the third of its grazing passes by the outer edges of Saturn’s main rings.
The image was taken in green light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 25,200 miles (40,500 kilometers) from Pandora. Image scale is 787 feet (240 meters) per pixel.”
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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