Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pan, Saturn's moon, looks like a UFO

Pan, Saturn's small moon, was photographed back in 1980 by Voyager 2, but wasn't officially discovered until 1990 by Mark Showalter analyzing old pictures.  Recently, the Cassini spacecraft studying Saturn and its moons has sent back images showing the moon to look like a UFO.

The tiny moon is only 35km across and 23km wide, but it keeps the Encke Gap (within Saturn's A Ring) clear of ring particles.

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