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These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The flyby had a close-approach distance of 24,572 kilometers (15,268 miles).
originally posted by: ThickAsABrick
Just seen this a few minutes ago. It'll be interesting to find out how it came to this shape.
My first theory; semi molten material squeezed out between two smaller bodies crushed together by gravity. Probably wrong.
The planetary scientist also answered questions about Pan’s unusual shape. "For those who asked: Pan orbits in a ring gap of its own making. Early on & to some degree even now, ring material falls on its equator," she tweeted.