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Phoebe in Ultraviolet

Phoebe in Ultraviolet

Date: 23 June 2004
Satellite: Cassini
Depicts: Phoebe in Ultraviolet
Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Colorado

On the right, the ultraviolet image of Saturn's moon Phoebe, taken from a distance of 31 000 kilometres shows an irregular surface and bright crater region (white area). The bright areas indicate water frost on Phoebe's surface. The image was taken by Cassini's ultraviolet imaging spectrograph during the spacecraft's closest approach to Phoebe, on 11 June 2004. The large crater shows clearly in the image on the left.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-May-2024 09:26 UT

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