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Cassini shows Saturn’s moon Pandora close up

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.
Cassini shows Saturn’s moon Pandora close up

The spacecraft captured the image during its closest-ever flyby of Pandora on Dec. 18, 2016, during the third of its grazing passes by the outer edges of Saturn’s main rings, according to NASA report.

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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.

Cassini has already sent the photos of an intriguing hexagon-shaped jet stream in Saturn’s atmosphere made on December 2 and 3, about two days before the first ring-grazing approach to the planet.