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Watch Video: NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's moon 'Pandora' High-Resolution Image

NASA Has Been Known To Produce Some Breathtaking Images Of Celestial Objects In The Space.It Once Again Lived Up To Its Billing When NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Captured Saturn's Moon 'Pandora' High-Resolution Image On December 18th

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 25 Dec 2016, 11:18:01 AM
Watch Video: Saturn's moon Pandora High-Resolution Image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft

New Delhi:

The close-up and highest-resolution image of Saturn's moon ' Pandora' has been captured by US space agency NASA. According to the space agency, the image of Saturn's moon ' Pandora' was captured in green light using Cassini’s narrow-angle camera, at a scale of 787 feet (240 meters) per pixel.Pandora’s scars and craters come alive.

Pandora is one of Saturn’s many baby moons, far too runny to form a sphere under its own gravity. Instead, this 52-mile across space rock looks more like a fossilised glob of silly putty in closest image ever captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

Earlier, NASA has revealed another spectacular image from the Cassini data that appeared to show Saturn’s moon Mimas crashing through its rings which was just an optical illusion.

In the incredible image, Mimas is actually 28,000 miles (45,000 kilometres) away from the rings.

'There is a strong connection between the icy moon and Saturn's rings, though,' NASA said.

'Gravity links them together and shapes the way they both move.'

Cassini is currently circling Saturn’s poles and skirting just outside the gas giant’s F-ring, in a series of dramatic “ring-grazing” orbits that

NASA promised would give us an unprecedented look at some of Saturn’s smallest moons. And the spacecraft is already delivering on that promise. The image above was captured on December 18th, from a distance of just 25,200 miles (40,500 kilometres) from the moon Pandora. 

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First Published : 23 Dec 2016, 07:49:00 AM