Date: 5 Sep 2005
Cassini's best close-up view of Saturn's F ring shepherd moon, Pandora, shows that this small ring-moon is coated in fine dust-sized icy material.
Craters formed on this object by impacts appear to be covered by debris, a process that probably happens rapidly in a geologic sense. The grooves and small ridges on Pandora (84 km, or 52 miles across) suggest that fractures effect the overlying smooth material.
Last Update: 20 Jun 2011 (AMB)