This newly released image from the Cassini Spacecraft reveals the surface of Saturn’s moon Prometheus.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spied details on the pockmarked surface of Saturn’s moon Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on December 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini’s highest resolution views of Prometheus, along with PIA18186 and PIA12593.
This view looks towards the anti-Saturn side of Prometheus. North on Prometheus is up. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera.
The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 23,000 miles (37,000 kilometers) from Prometheus and at a Sun-Prometheus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 87 degrees. Image scale is 722 feet (220 meters) per pixel.
Prometheus orbits Saturn just interior to the narrow F ring, which is seen here at top (see full image).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute