Cool Cassini Capture: Pandora

Shepherd moon Pandora in front of Saturn's rings

Cassini took this raw image of the 50-mile (81-km) -wide moon Pandora on May 7, 2011. The oval-shaped shepherd moon orbits Saturn just outside the F ring.

Saturn’s long shadow is cast over the central portion of the rings in this image.

Credit: NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute


  1. Terry says:

    Any info on the range from which this image was acquired?


    1. J. Major says:

      That detail wasn’t on this particular raw image tag, but I would assume based on other similar shots that we’re looking at a 2-million-plus km range here.


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