Pandora, Prometheus and Epimetheus
Two of Saturn’s moons, Prometheus and Pandora, are seen here shepherding the planet’s narrow F-ring. Epimetheus is seen to the right.
Prometheus (102 kilometres across) and Pandora (84 kilometres across), are seen here shepherding the planet’s narrow F-ring. Prometheus overtakes Pandora in orbit around Saturn about every 25 days. Epimetheus is 116 kilometres across.
This image was taken with the narrow-angle camera on the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens spacecraft on 1 May 2004, at a distance of 31.4 million kilometres from Saturn. Image resolution is 187 kilometres per pixel. The image has been magnified and greatly contrast-enhanced to aid visibility.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a co-operative project of NASA, ESA and the Italian Space Agency.
Credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute