NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Reveals the Strange Shape of Saturn’s Moon Pan

Cassini Reveals Shape of Saturn's Moon Pan

These newly released images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help astronomers characterize its shape and geology.

These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn’s tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The flyby had a close-approach distance of 24,572 kilometers (15,268 miles).

Saturn's Moon Pan

Additional raw images from Cassini are available at: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/raw-images

4 Comments on "NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Reveals the Strange Shape of Saturn’s Moon Pan"

  1. Tim Staffell | March 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm | Reply

    It’s a ship!

  2. Andrrew J.K.Barr | March 10, 2017 at 3:11 am | Reply

    Pan is right – The moon of Saturn looks like it WAS Panned by two other planets and Crushed into that shape and Survived being obliterated.

  3. Looks to me as though Pan wants to be just like Daddy.

  4. The same shape a tiny glassy fluid tekatite forms as it enters the atmosphere at speed, we understand that shape.

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