Janus

The tiny moon Janus.  Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

The tiny moon Janus. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

The tiny Saturn moon Janus is featured on the Cassini website. Janus is only 111 miles/179 km across so it lacks the gravitation to form itself into a round moon, so it appears somewhat lumpy as NASA puts it. LOL.

This image was taken from a distance of 780,000 miles / 1.3 million km and has an image scale of 5 miles / 7 km per pixel.

You can see the original image here and an earlier NASA offering here from much closer only 21,000 miles / 33,000 km.

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