Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pandora on a String

Daily Rings: Pandora on a String:

"This dramatic image shows Saturn's craggy moon Pandora skimming along the F ring's outer edge.


Pandora orbits about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) exterior to the ring, but in this view is projected onto the ring. The moderately high-resolution of the image reveals the moonlet's odd shape. Pandora is 84 kilometers (52 miles) across.


The image was acquired from less than a degree below the ringplane."