NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Captures High Resolution Image of Prometheus

Posted on December 9, 2015

NASA has shared a new high resolution image of Saturn's moon Prometheus taken by its Cassini spacecraft. The image was taken on December 6, 2015. The image scale is 722 feet (220 meters) per pixel.

The view in the image looks towards the anti-Saturn side of Prometheus. It was taken in visible light using Cassini's narrow-angle camera. Cassini was 23,000 miles (37,000 kilometers) from Prometheus when the image was taken. The image shows the pockmarked surface of the moon. Some of the craters on the moon are known to be up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter. Saturn's narrow F ring can also be seen in the image.

A larger version of the above image can be found here. You can view previous Cassini images of Prometheus here and here.

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