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Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring

Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring


Date: 07 June 2004
Satellite: Cassini
Depicts: Saturn's F ring and shepherd moon Prometheus
Copyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn's moon Prometheus is seen orbiting inside the planet's F-ring, which exhibits some of the knotted structure for which it is renowned. Near the centre, separating the A and B rings is the famous Cassini division. The image was taken with the Cassini narrow angle camera on 10 May 2004 at a distance of 27 million kilometres from Saturn. Image scale is 161 kilometres per pixel. Prometheus is 102 kilometres across. The image has been contrast-enhanced and magnified 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
21-May-2022 12:58 UT

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