Image: Cassini reveals strange shape of Saturn's moon Pan

Cassini reveals strange shape of Saturn's moon Pan
This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Pan was taken on March 7, 2017 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The flyby had a close-approach distance of 24,572 kilometers (15,268 miles).

These images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help to characterize its shape and geology.

  • Cassini reveals strange shape of Saturn's moon Pan
    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
  • Cassini reveals strange shape of Saturn's moon Pan
    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
  • Cassini reveals strange shape of Saturn's moon Pan
    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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