Daphnis Close-up

Cassini makes its closest pass by Daphnis

On July 5 the Cassini spacecraft took this image of Daphnis, a 4.5-mile-wide shepherd moon that orbits Saturn within the Keeler Gap. It’s the closest image yet of Daphnis, a moon that’s famous for the scallop-edged gravitational wake it makes on the edges of the gap as it passes.

Read more on the Cassini mission page here.

Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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