Two tiny moons spotted among Saturn's rings in new image from Nasa's Cassini spacecraft

Two tiny moons spotted among Saturn's rings in new image from Nasa's Cassini spacecraft
 

Lurking amid Saturn’s massive rings, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted two tiny moons.
A stunning new image captured roughly 3.4 million miles away from Atlas, the larger of the pair, reveals this object is in the process of being overtaken by Pan, a 17-mile-wide moon with a faster orbit.
Pan is situated much closer to Saturn, in the Encke Gap of the A Ring, and can be seen toward the bottom right side of the image.
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WHAT IT SHOWS  The image shows two tiny moons orbiting Saturn.
Pan, shown at the bottom right, is 17 miles wide and is situated within the Encke Gap.... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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