Whats this all about. Found this today in cassini's site. Ufo shape of disc shape/flat in the F ring on Saturn. What do you think?....
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Saturn's rings and the moon Pan
Waking the A Ring
April 18, 2008 Full-Res: PIA09883
Curving wakes perturb the edges of the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring. The culprit in their creation is the flying saucer-shaped moon Pan, shining
brightly within the gap.
Ahead of Pan (26 kilometers, or 16 miles across at its widest point) are two narrow ringlets sharing the Encke Gap.
This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 9 degrees above the ringplane. Saturn's F ring cuts across the lower right
corner of the scene.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on March 5, 2008. The view was obtained at a distance of
approximately 1.4 million kilometers (889,000 miles) from Pan and at a Sun-Pan-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 21 degrees. Image scale is 9 kilometers
(5 miles) per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a
division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The
Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science
Institute in Boulder, Colo.
For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit saturn.jpl.nasa.gov...
. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at ciclops.org...
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute