Moon Art

Saturn moon art from Cassini. Image Credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Saturn moon art from Cassini. Image Credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Click for a larger version, you might find it helpful to see the Daphnis waves easier. There is a high-res version available at the link below too.

From the Cassini site:

Saturn’s moons create art on the canvas of Saturn’s rings with gravity as their tool. Here Prometheus is seen sculpting the F ring while Daphnis (too small to discern in this image) raises waves on the edges of the Keeler gap.

Prometheus (53 miles, or 86 kilometers across) is just above image center while Daphnis (5 miles, or 8 kilometers across), although too small to see in its location in the Keeler gap just to the right of center, can be located by the waves it creates on the edges of the gap.

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