Pan Navigates The Gap

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The Cassini site posted this near-overhead view of the moon Pan in the Encke Gap of Saturn’s rings. The night side of the little (16 miles long) moon is lit by reflected sunshine from the planet Saturn. I think I once posted this earlier image below. It’s taken from a different angle, but this gives you an idea of scale for moon and rings, especially  the relative thinness compared with even the smallest moons.pan-in-the-rings.jpg

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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