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The saturnian moon Pan was known but until now had not been

The saturnian moon Pan was known but until now had not been


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The little moon has drawn comparisons to ravioli, empanadas, and hamburger. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Cassini's close-up of Saturn's moon Pan. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute

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View of Pan by Cassini in 2017. Discovery

Saturn's moons Pan and Atlas (pictured above) may have formed in two stages -

You've met Saturn's ravioli-shaped moon, Pan. Now learn how it was discovered | The Planetary Society

Saturn's moons band together to corral its rings

The relative sizes and appearance of 18 of Saturn's moons (Image credit JPL/NASA). Moons closer to the planet are shown on the left, those further away are ...

Voyager 2 view of Saturn casting a shadow across its rings. Four satellites, two of their shadows and ring spokes are visible.

This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Pan was taken on March 7, 2017

The moons of Saturn, from left to right: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys,

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This new view of Saturn's moon Pan is the closest yet, snapped by Cassini from a distance of 15,268 miles (24,572 km) on March 7, 2017.

New image of Saturn's tiny moon Pan, which orbits inside the Encke Gap of Saturn's rings. A thin “skirt” or ridge of material surrounds the moon's equator, ...

Saturn's moon Atlas got its flat, ravioli-like shape from the merging collision of

Wow is that a spaceship! Maybe it's a remnant of some Interplanetary expedition. Sorry to dash your hopes but Pan is not ...

The newly released image was captured on September 14, just one day before Cassini¿

The eccentric orbit of Alpha Centauri A and B, with the orbits of the Solar

five moons of Saturn A ...

Saturn moons and simulated moons

Saturn's rings have complex and detailed structures, many of which can be seen here.


These images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Saturn's moons Pan and Atlas, displaying their

Saturn has 62 moons. These are just a few of them.

Farewell to Saturn and moons (Enceladus, Epimetheus, Janus, Mimas, Pandora and Prometheus), by Cassini (21 November 2017).

Images of Saturn's main rings, the F Ring, and its shepherd moons obtained by

A view of Mimas from the Cassini spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Much has been learned about Saturn's system of moons ...

NASA's Cassini mission captured this view of icy moon Enceladus on March 29, 2017. The crescent is lit by the sun, but the near-side green hue is reflected ...

Pan, the innermost of Saturn's known moons, has a mean radius of 8.8 miles

New names for Pluto's little moons Kerberos and Styx; and a new moon for Neptune | The Planetary Society

Saturn's moon Prometheus, photographed by the Cassini spacecraft.

Most of the 184 known natural satellites of the planets and dwarf planets are irregular moons, while only 19 are large enough to be round.

This view looks toward the sunlit side of Saturn's rings from about 15 degrees above the


Perils and discoveries lie ahead for long-lived Saturn orbiter

This image shows the outer edge of Saturn's B ring, at left, which is perturbed by the most powerful gravitational resonance in the rings: the “2:1 ...

Most of the 184 known natural satellites of the planets and dwarf planets are irregular moons, while only 19 are large enough to be round.


To create this panoramic view of Saturn and its rings, scientists combined 165 images taken

Saturn and its largest moons. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

What Cassini saw.

Saturn is the sixth planet from its parent star Sol and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius ...

Saturn's moons

Janus orbits Saturn in a near circular orbit with a radius of about 151,460 km (94,175 miles), taking about 16 hours 40 minutes to complete one orbit, ...

Cassini Reveals Strange Shape Of Saturn's Moon Pan

This image from the Cassini spacecraft shows four of Saturn's moons and the outskirts of the planet's rings. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, ...


Cassini spacecraft images of Saturn's moon Atlas (top) and Pan

Ravioli moon

1/7This lovely abstract image of Saturn's rings is just one of the many unique photos captured by the Cassini spacecraft. The strong lines seem to intersect ...

A historic extraterrestrial sky—the Earth viewed from the Moon, Apollo 8 mission, Lunar orbit, December 24, 1968

Saturn Moon "Pan" Located "Enki" / Encke Gap, Looks Like Giant Martian Head!

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It orbits near the outer edge of Saturn's A Ring and it's not much bigger than Pan. Just like Pan, it exhibits a prominent equatorial ridge.


Iapetus (two-faced moon) ...

NASA's Voyager spacecraft were the first to take images of Saturn's moon Enceladus close-up in 1980 (left), but it wasn't until NASA's Cassini spacecraft ...

Mimas and Pandora (moons of Saturn)

Moons of Saturn: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Hyperion,

Image: Handout image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its

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Pan, photographed by Cassini on March 7, 2017. The thin equatorial ridge is clearly visible.

Mimas is the smallest rounded body in the solar system

Cassini's on its final approach to Saturn's moon Mimas in Jan. 2017. This is

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Shows Three of Saturn's Small Ring Moon

Appearing like eyes on a potato, craters cover the dimly lit surface of the moon

Pan in the Encke Gap

December 2016: It may look as though Saturn's moon Mimas is crashing through the rings

While inner shepherd moon Prometheus contributes to the confinement of Saturn's narrow F Ring, outer

The giant plumes of ice on Enceladus seen by the Cassini spacecraft in 2009

More than a pretty picture, this mosaic of 126 Cassini frames taken in October 2004 shows rich detail, down to the faint shadows of rings criss-crossing the ...

Titan and Saturn

Cassini at Saturn: A Retrospective

This is an artist's concept of Saturn's rings and major icy moons. Saturn's rings make

Pandora orbiting its gas giant host. Pandora is supposedly located in the Alpha Centauri system

Pan Anaglyph

Iapetus' mighty ridge is continually stirring up debate

Atlas moon

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Pan, Moon of Saturn embedded in the planet's rings

Cassini takes a close up look at Saturn's moon Pandora

Saturn's moon Rhea is seen from approximately 174,181 miles away in this