Ripples by Daphnis

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

On Nov. 30, the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn took on a new and risky mission. It began a series of orbits that are taking it over the planet’s north pole and then down just outside the main rings.

In mid-January it dipped through the ring plane on one of these orbits, passing a mere 28,000 kilometers from the tiny moon Daphnis when it took that shot with its narrow-angle (i.e. high-magnification) camera. …

bad_astronomy 2017/01/19 daphnis

Saturn's moon Daphnis

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