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Saturn's tiny moon Pan looks like a ravioli - CNET

By Editor 10 March 2017

Saturn's moon Pan is very small with a diameter of just 17 miles across. A set of new NASA Cassini mission photos highlights that Pan resembles nothing more than a ravioli. Cassini snapped the images on March 7 and NASA highlighted them on Thursday, noting, "These images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help to characterize its shape and geology." Despite its size, Pan makes a big impact on Saturn's rings by creating a dark gap known as the Encke Gap. The moon was discovered in 1990 after a close examination of photos from NASA's Voyager mission. The Cassini images give us an outstanding new view of the elusive little moon.