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Pandora
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)

Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI



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Last Updated: 20 Jun 2011