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.
about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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