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Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

God of the Gap

Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17161
Added: 2014-04-21

Views: 273

God of the Gap

Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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The shepherd moon Pan orbits Saturn in the Encke gap while the A ring surrounding the gap displays wave features created by interactions between the ring particles and Saturnian moons in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The shepherd moon Pan orbits Saturn in the Encke gap while the A ring surrounding the gap displays wave features created by interactions between the ring particles and Saturnian moons in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Pan and Waves

The shepherd moon Pan orbits Saturn in the Encke gap while the A ring surrounding the gap displays wave features created by interactions between the ring particles and Saturnian moons in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA14668
Added: 2013-07-08

Views: 1018

Pan and Waves

The shepherd moon Pan orbits Saturn in the Encke gap while the A ring surrounding the gap displays wave features created by interactions between the ring particles and Saturnian moons in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's tiny moon Pan orbits in the middle of the Encke Gap of the planet's A ring in this image from the Cassini spacecraft. Pan is visible as a bright dot in the gap near the center of this view.
Saturn's tiny moon Pan orbits in the middle of the Encke Gap of the planet's A ring in this image from the Cassini spacecraft. Pan is visible as a bright dot in the gap near the center of this view.

Pan In the Middle

Saturn's tiny moon Pan orbits in the middle of the Encke Gap of the planet's A ring in this image from the Cassini spacecraft. Pan is visible as a bright dot in the gap near the center of this view.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA14625
Added: 2012-09-10

Views: 1936

Pan In the Middle

Saturn's tiny moon Pan orbits in the middle of the Encke Gap of the planet's A ring in this image from the Cassini spacecraft. Pan is visible as a bright dot in the gap near the center of this view.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Pandora, one of the F ring's two shepherding moons, orbiting beyond the thin ring; the small moon can be seen on the left of this image.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Pandora, one of the F ring's two shepherding moons, orbiting beyond the thin ring; the small moon can be seen on the left of this image.

Dual-Illuminated Pandora

NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Pandora, one of the F ring's two shepherding moons, orbiting beyond the thin ring; the small moon can be seen on the left of this image.

Target: Pandora
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA12732
Added: 2010-09-30

Views: 2455

Dual-Illuminated Pandora

NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Pandora, one of the F ring's two shepherding moons, orbiting beyond the thin ring; the small moon can be seen on the left of this image.

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Saturn's small, ring-embedded moon Pan, on the extreme right of this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image, can be seen interacting with the ringlets that share the Encke Gap of the A ring with this moon.
Saturn's small, ring-embedded moon Pan, on the extreme right of this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image, can be seen interacting with the ringlets that share the Encke Gap of the A ring with this moon.

Pan in Action

Saturn's small, ring-embedded moon Pan, on the extreme right of this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image, can be seen interacting with the ringlets that share the Encke Gap of the A ring with this moon.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12691
Added: 2010-08-04

Views: 2903

Pan in Action

Saturn's small, ring-embedded moon Pan, on the extreme right of this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image, can be seen interacting with the ringlets that share the Encke Gap of the A ring with this moon.

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Saturn is overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in order to show the dim rings. Pandora (below rings to the left) has been brightened by a factor of 1.3 relative to the planet and the rings to enhance its visibility.
Saturn is overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in order to show the dim rings. Pandora (below rings to the left) has been brightened by a factor of 1.3 relative to the planet and the rings to enhance its visibility.

Wider Shadow

Saturn is overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in order to show the dim rings. Pandora (below rings to the left) has been brightened by a factor of 1.3 relative to the planet and the rings to enhance its visibility.

Target: Pandora
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA12685
Added: 2010-07-27

Views: 2728

Wider Shadow

Saturn is overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in order to show the dim rings. Pandora (below rings to the left) has been brightened by a factor of 1.3 relative to the planet and the rings to enhance its visibility.

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Saturn's small moon Pan casts a long shadow across the A ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
Saturn's small moon Pan casts a long shadow across the A ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

Pan's Shadow

Saturn's small moon Pan casts a long shadow across the A ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12640
Added: 2010-05-25

Views: 2611

Pan's Shadow

Saturn's small moon Pan casts a long shadow across the A ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

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Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap near the top of the image, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap near the top of the image, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

Pan's Effects

Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap near the top of the image, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12601
Added: 2010-03-31

Views: 2752

Pan's Effects

Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap near the top of the image, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

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Orbiting in the Encke Gap of Saturn's A ring, the moon Pan casts a shadow on the ring in this image taken about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Orbiting in the Encke Gap of Saturn's A ring, the moon Pan casts a shadow on the ring in this image taken about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Shadow from the Gap

Orbiting in the Encke Gap of Saturn's A ring, the moon Pan casts a shadow on the ring in this image taken about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12555
Added: 2010-02-23

Views: 2735

Shadow from the Gap

Orbiting in the Encke Gap of Saturn's A ring, the moon Pan casts a shadow on the ring in this image taken about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's moon Pandora shares the stage with ghostly B ring spokes in this NASA Cassini spacecraft scene. Pandora is on the left. The spokes are the radial markings visible on the right of the image.
Saturn's moon Pandora shares the stage with ghostly B ring spokes in this NASA Cassini spacecraft scene. Pandora is on the left. The spokes are the radial markings visible on the right of the image.

With Ghostly Spokes

Saturn's moon Pandora shares the stage with ghostly B ring spokes in this NASA Cassini spacecraft scene. Pandora is on the left. The spokes are the radial markings visible on the right of the image.

Target: Pandora
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA12547
Added: 2010-02-11

Views: 3281

With Ghostly Spokes

Saturn's moon Pandora shares the stage with ghostly B ring spokes in this NASA Cassini spacecraft scene. Pandora is on the left. The spokes are the radial markings visible on the right of the image.

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Pan is nearly lost within Saturn's rings in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a small section of the rings from just above the ringplane.
Pan is nearly lost within Saturn's rings in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a small section of the rings from just above the ringplane.

Lost Among Rings

Pan is nearly lost within Saturn's rings in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a small section of the rings from just above the ringplane.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12530
Added: 2010-01-19

Views: 3419

Lost Among Rings

Pan is nearly lost within Saturn's rings in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a small section of the rings from just above the ringplane.

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The tiny moon Pandora appears beyond the bright disk of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora orbits outside the F ring and, in this image, is farther from Cassini than the rings are.
The tiny moon Pandora appears beyond the bright disk of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora orbits outside the F ring and, in this image, is farther from Cassini than the rings are.

Beyond Bright Rings

The tiny moon Pandora appears beyond the bright disk of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora orbits outside the F ring and, in this image, is farther from Cassini than the rings are.

Target: Pandora
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12516
Added: 2009-12-30

Views: 2824

Beyond Bright Rings

The tiny moon Pandora appears beyond the bright disk of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora orbits outside the F ring and, in this image, is farther from Cassini than the rings are.

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Saturn's small moon Pan, brightly overexposed, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the planet's August 2009 equinox.
Saturn's small moon Pan, brightly overexposed, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the planet's August 2009 equinox.

Stubby Shadow

Saturn's small moon Pan, brightly overexposed, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the planet's August 2009 equinox.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11647
Added: 2009-12-17

Views: 2650

Stubby Shadow

Saturn's small moon Pan, brightly overexposed, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the planet's August 2009 equinox.

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The small moon Pan casts a short shadow on Saturn's A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
The small moon Pan casts a short shadow on Saturn's A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.

Pan's Short Shadow

The small moon Pan casts a short shadow on Saturn's A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11625
Added: 2009-11-17

Views: 2095

Pan's Short Shadow

The small moon Pan casts a short shadow on Saturn's A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.

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About a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, shadows continue to grace the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter. Pan runs through the center of this image.
About a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, shadows continue to grace the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter. Pan runs through the center of this image.

Shadows Still Seen

About a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, shadows continue to grace the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter. Pan runs through the center of this image.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11612
Added: 2009-10-29

Views: 2696

Shadows Still Seen

About a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, shadows continue to grace the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter. Pan runs through the center of this image.

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The moon Pandora casts a shadow onto Saturn's A ring but not the F ring.
The moon Pandora casts a shadow onto Saturn's A ring but not the F ring.

Shadow Misses a Ring

The moon Pandora casts a shadow onto Saturn's A ring but not the F ring.

Target: Pandora
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11543
Added: 2009-07-24

Views: 2366

Shadow Misses a Ring

The moon Pandora casts a shadow onto Saturn's A ring but not the F ring.

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The shadow of the moon Mimas is cast on Saturn's outer A ring in this image which also shows a couple of moons and a collection of stars.
The shadow of the moon Mimas is cast on Saturn's outer A ring in this image which also shows a couple of moons and a collection of stars.

Shadow Between Moons

The shadow of the moon Mimas is cast on Saturn's outer A ring in this image which also shows a couple of moons and a collection of stars.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11538
Added: 2009-07-17

Views: 2863

Shadow Between Moons

The shadow of the moon Mimas is cast on Saturn's outer A ring in this image which also shows a couple of moons and a collection of stars.

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Craters on Saturn's moon Pandora exhibit clarity and depth in this anaglyph from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
Craters on Saturn's moon Pandora exhibit clarity and depth in this anaglyph from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Pandora Anaglyph

Craters on Saturn's moon Pandora exhibit clarity and depth in this anaglyph from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Target: Pandora
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA08339
Added: 2006-12-29

Views: 3174

Pandora Anaglyph

Craters on Saturn's moon Pandora exhibit clarity and depth in this anaglyph from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

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