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Pandora, Prometheus and the F Ring

Pandora, Prometheus and the F Ring

Date: 24 May 2004
Satellite: Cassini
Depicts: F Ring and shepherd moons
Copyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus and Pandora are seen here shepherding Saturn's narrow F-ring. Prometheus (102 kilometres across) overtakes Pandora (84 kilometres across) in their orbits around Saturn about every twenty-five days. Slightly above the pair and to the right is Epimetheus (116 kilometres across). The image was taken with the narrow angle camera on 1 May 2004 at a distance of 31.4 million kilometres from Saturn. Image scale is 187 kilometres per pixel. The image has been magnified and greatly contrast-enhanced to aid visibility.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
15-Jul-2024 06:28 UT

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