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Seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft within the vast expanse of Saturn's rings, Prometheus appears as little more than a dot. But that little moon still manages to shape the F ring, confining it to its narrow domain.
Seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft within the vast expanse of Saturn's rings, Prometheus appears as little more than a dot. But that little moon still manages to shape the F ring, confining it to its narrow domain.

A Dot Does a Lot

Seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft within the vast expanse of Saturn's rings, Prometheus appears as little more than a dot. But that little moon still manages to shape the F ring, confining it to its narrow domain.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18272
Added: 2014-07-14

Views: 908

A Dot Does a Lot

Seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft within the vast expanse of Saturn's rings, Prometheus appears as little more than a dot. But that little moon still manages to shape the F ring, confining it to its narrow domain.

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Prometheus is caught in the act of creating gores and streamers in the F ring. Scientists believe that Prometheus and its partner-moon Pandora are responsible for much of the structure in the F ring as shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Prometheus is caught in the act of creating gores and streamers in the F ring. Scientists believe that Prometheus and its partner-moon Pandora are responsible for much of the structure in the F ring as shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Gored of the Rings

Prometheus is caught in the act of creating gores and streamers in the F ring. Scientists believe that Prometheus and its partner-moon Pandora are responsible for much of the structure in the F ring as shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18270
Added: 2014-06-09

Views: 618

Gored of the Rings

Prometheus is caught in the act of creating gores and streamers in the F ring. Scientists believe that Prometheus and its partner-moon Pandora are responsible for much of the structure in the F ring as shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's moon Prometheus orbits near some of its handiwork in the F ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Prometheus and its partner Pandora gravitationally sculpt and maintain the narrow F ring.
Saturn's moon Prometheus orbits near some of its handiwork in the F ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Prometheus and its partner Pandora gravitationally sculpt and maintain the narrow F ring.

Prometheus' Handiwork

Saturn's moon Prometheus orbits near some of its handiwork in the F ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Prometheus and its partner Pandora gravitationally sculpt and maintain the narrow F ring.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17158
Added: 2014-03-31

Views: 751

Prometheus' Handiwork

Saturn's moon Prometheus orbits near some of its handiwork in the F ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Prometheus and its partner Pandora gravitationally sculpt and maintain the narrow F ring.

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Similar to many of the small, inner moons of Saturn, Prometheus points its long axis at Saturn as if giving us directions to the planet. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Similar to many of the small, inner moons of Saturn, Prometheus points its long axis at Saturn as if giving us directions to the planet. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Pointing Toward Saturn

Similar to many of the small, inner moons of Saturn, Prometheus points its long axis at Saturn as if giving us directions to the planet. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17153
Added: 2014-01-27

Views: 890

Pointing Toward Saturn

Similar to many of the small, inner moons of Saturn, Prometheus points its long axis at Saturn as if giving us directions to the planet. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Prometheus, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, sculpting the F ring while Daphnis (too small to discern in this image) raises waves on the edges of the Encke gap.
Prometheus, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, sculpting the F ring while Daphnis (too small to discern in this image) raises waves on the edges of the Encke gap.

Artists at Work

Prometheus, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, sculpting the F ring while Daphnis (too small to discern in this image) raises waves on the edges of the Encke gap.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17140
Added: 2013-12-09

Views: 1357

Artists at Work

Prometheus, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, sculpting the F ring while Daphnis (too small to discern in this image) raises waves on the edges of the Encke gap.

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Although their gravitational effects on nearby ring material look quite different, Prometheus and Pan are both shepherd moons, holding back nearby ring edges in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Although their gravitational effects on nearby ring material look quite different, Prometheus and Pan are both shepherd moons, holding back nearby ring edges in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Two Shepherds

Although their gravitational effects on nearby ring material look quite different, Prometheus and Pan are both shepherd moons, holding back nearby ring edges in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17133
Added: 2013-10-21

Views: 917

Two Shepherds

Although their gravitational effects on nearby ring material look quite different, Prometheus and Pan are both shepherd moons, holding back nearby ring edges in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Like a shepherd guarding his sheep, Prometheus keeps a lonely watch over the F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Like a shepherd guarding his sheep, Prometheus keeps a lonely watch over the F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

A Shepherd's Watch

Like a shepherd guarding his sheep, Prometheus keeps a lonely watch over the F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA14657
Added: 2013-04-01

Views: 1258

A Shepherd's Watch

Like a shepherd guarding his sheep, Prometheus keeps a lonely watch over the F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus appears embedded within the planet's rings near the center of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft while the larger moon Mimas orbits beyond the rings.
Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus appears embedded within the planet's rings near the center of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft while the larger moon Mimas orbits beyond the rings.

Planted Potato

Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus appears embedded within the planet's rings near the center of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft while the larger moon Mimas orbits beyond the rings.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12774
Added: 2011-07-11

Views: 3646

Planted Potato

Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus appears embedded within the planet's rings near the center of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft while the larger moon Mimas orbits beyond the rings.

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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Shadow Before Equinox

Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12703
Added: 2010-08-20

Views: 2687

Shadow Before Equinox

Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this close view of Saturn's moon Pandora during the spacecraft's flyby on June 3, 2010. Pandora orbits beyond Saturn's thin F ring.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this close view of Saturn's moon Pandora during the spacecraft's flyby on June 3, 2010. Pandora orbits beyond Saturn's thin F ring.

Flying by Pandora

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this close view of Saturn's moon Pandora during the spacecraft's flyby on June 3, 2010. Pandora orbits beyond Saturn's thin F ring.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12690
Added: 2010-08-03

Views: 3788

Flying by Pandora

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this close view of Saturn's moon Pandora during the spacecraft's flyby on June 3, 2010. Pandora orbits beyond Saturn's thin F ring.

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The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon's handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon's handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Fleeing the Scene

The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon's handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12684
Added: 2010-07-26

Views: 2583

Fleeing the Scene

The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon's handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Prometheus Amid Rings

Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12675
Added: 2010-07-13

Views: 2526

Prometheus Amid Rings

Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about five months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about five months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

Moon Shadow, Planet Shadow

Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about five months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12631
Added: 2010-05-12

Views: 3628

Moon Shadow, Planet Shadow

Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about five months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

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Saturn's A ring appears bright compared to the thin F ring, which is shepherded by the moon Prometheus, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's A ring appears bright compared to the thin F ring, which is shepherded by the moon Prometheus, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Prometheus Between Rings

Saturn's A ring appears bright compared to the thin F ring, which is shepherded by the moon Prometheus, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA12607
Added: 2010-04-08

Views: 2979

Prometheus Between Rings

Saturn's A ring appears bright compared to the thin F ring, which is shepherded by the moon Prometheus, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Appearing like eyes on a potato, craters cover the dimly lit surface of the moon Prometheus in this high-resolution image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's early 2010 flyby.
Appearing like eyes on a potato, craters cover the dimly lit surface of the moon Prometheus in this high-resolution image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's early 2010 flyby.

Cratered Spud

Appearing like eyes on a potato, craters cover the dimly lit surface of the moon Prometheus in this high-resolution image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's early 2010 flyby.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12593
Added: 2010-03-19

Views: 3536

Cratered Spud

Appearing like eyes on a potato, craters cover the dimly lit surface of the moon Prometheus in this high-resolution image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's early 2010 flyby.

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Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is rendered in three dimensions in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is rendered in three dimensions in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.

Prometheus Popping in 3-D

Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is rendered in three dimensions in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12548
Added: 2010-02-19

Views: 3334

Prometheus Popping in 3-D

Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is rendered in three dimensions in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.

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Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is shown in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is shown in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Prometheus Popping

Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is shown in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18186
Added: 2010-02-19

Views: 800

Prometheus Popping

Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is shown in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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The effects of the small moon Prometheus loom large on two of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a short time before Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
The effects of the small moon Prometheus loom large on two of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a short time before Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

Affecting Two Rings

The effects of the small moon Prometheus loom large on two of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a short time before Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12537
Added: 2010-01-28

Views: 3339

Affecting Two Rings

The effects of the small moon Prometheus loom large on two of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a short time before Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

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Saturn's small moon Prometheus, slightly overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows off its potato-like shape as it orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring.
Saturn's small moon Prometheus, slightly overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows off its potato-like shape as it orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring.

Little Tuber Moon

Saturn's small moon Prometheus, slightly overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows off its potato-like shape as it orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12520
Added: 2010-01-05

Views: 3580

Little Tuber Moon

Saturn's small moon Prometheus, slightly overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows off its potato-like shape as it orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's moon Prometheus, orbiting near the streamer-channels it has created in the thin F ring, casts a shadow on the A ring in this image taken a little more than a week after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's moon Prometheus, orbiting near the streamer-channels it has created in the thin F ring, casts a shadow on the A ring in this image taken a little more than a week after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

Streamer-channels and Shadow

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's moon Prometheus, orbiting near the streamer-channels it has created in the thin F ring, casts a shadow on the A ring in this image taken a little more than a week after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11631
Added: 2009-11-25

Views: 4044

Streamer-channels and Shadow

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's moon Prometheus, orbiting near the streamer-channels it has created in the thin F ring, casts a shadow on the A ring in this image taken a little more than a week after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

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