Amazing pictures! This moon of Saturn has a remarkable ridge all along its equator. My understanding is that this is because it orbits amongst Saturn’s super-thin ring and it accumulates piles of ring material. Kind of like cosmic snowdrift or something (a weak analogy admittedly…)
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Breathtaking snaps of Saturn´s moon
Cassini´s series of photos of small but very interesting moon Pan, captured on March 7 with incredible details!
Have a great day ! Ghé thăm nhà mình nhé Chris Dolan
Amazing! So beautiful. How big is this moon?
God has been making Asian dumplings.
8 miles in diameter.
The clarity blows my mind what were these photos shot with?
Jeff Michels thank you
Hristo Georgiev something like 20 miles across according to wikipedia
Dr.jeckel1 Mr.hyde2 Cassini
You know that moon actually kinda of looks like a asteroid that got caught up in Saturn’s gravitational orbit then some were along the line began to collect ice crystals along the equatorial line somehow
wow what is it ?
Jeff Michels That’s in km its 12.87 km I think. Which is more bigger than twice the size of our moon.
It’s a ham and cheese croissant! With too much ham, mind you.
Kenan Yalcinoglu Jeff Michels – it’s about 35 km across, or about 22 miles. For comparison our Moon is about 3500 km diameter, or about 2200 miles. Tom Hume I love the croissant comparison 🙂
Chris Dolan I was already do know our moon 3500 km in diameter but I forgot until you said diameter of our moon.
Looks like an ET space clam maybe a pearl inside.
Why it is unsymmetrical in shape?
Tilak Raj Sharma 1) it’s too small for self-gravitation to pull it into a spherical shape and 2) the material from Saturn’s rings has been piling up on it’s waist for maybe 100 million years (my guess, based on one estimate of the age of the rings, which is controversial)
Wonders of mother nsturr
That thing looks like a clam eating its prey!!
OK I too agree
Non capisco!!!!!!che cosa ehe??????
Nice how cold is the moon?
bobby bash Wikipedia says Pan is roughly 78 Kelvin, which corresponds to about -320 Fahrenheit or -195 Celcius. That’s a bit colder than Saturn itself.
Chris Dolan a little bit or far colder than Saturn
bobby bash a little bit. en.wikipedia.org – Saturn – Wikipedia reports that Saturn’s atmospheric temperature is between 84K and 134K at a couple different depths.
I swear it doesn’t look real. Are they trying to feed us false info? Really, does anyone else get the same impression?
what is it
That looks like an ocupide ufo
Non….credo sia un UFO!!!!!!!……normalmente gli ufo si spostano……non rimangono fermi e sospesi…..in aria……
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