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NASA shares anaglyph view of Saturn's moon Pan!

The US space agency has released a anaglyphs, stereo views and quirky shape of Saturn's moon Pan.


NASA shares anaglyph view of Saturn's moon Pan!
Image Credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

New Delhi: The US space agency has released a anaglyphs, stereo views and quirky shape of Saturn's moon Pan.

The image of Pan appears to be three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left.

According to NASA, the views show the northern and southern hemispheres of Pan, at left and right, respectively. They have been rotated to maximize the stereo effect.

Standard (non-stereo) versions of these views are presented in PIA21436.

Pan has an average diameter of 17 miles (28 kilometers) and orbits within the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring, as reported.

The views look toward Pan's trailing side, which is the side opposite the moon's direction of motion as it orbits Saturn.

The views were acquired by NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on March 7, 2017, at distances of approximately 16,000 miles or 25,000 kilometers (left view) and 21,000 miles or 34,000 kilometers.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

 

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