NASA's Cassini captures close-up image of Saturn's moon 'Pandora'

The US space agency NASA has released a close-up and highest-resolution image of Saturn's moon 'Pandora'.

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 19:07 PM IST
NASA's Cassini captures close-up image of Saturn's moon 'Pandora'
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New Delhi: The US space agency NASA has released a close-up and highest-resolution image of Saturn's moon 'Pandora'.

The image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its closest-ever flyby of Pandora on December 18, 2016, during the third of its grazing passes by the outer edges of Saturn's main rings.

Pandora (52 miles, 84 kilometers) across orbits Saturn just outside the narrow F ring.

According to NASA, the image was taken in green light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 25,200 miles (40,500 kilometers) from Pandora. Image scale is 787 feet (240 meters) per pixel.

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