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Three views of Prometheus

Three views of Prometheus

NASA / JPL / SSI / montage by Emily Lakdawalla

Three views of Prometheus
These three views of Prometheus were captured through a clear filter by Cassini's narrow-angle camera on January 27, 2010. Unlike Cassini's previous view, the more dramatic (high-phase) lighting emphasizes craters of a wide range of sizes. In the bottom image, a few details are visible in Saturnshine.

Black areas in the images have been cleaned of cosmic ray hits, but bright areas still retain bright dots and streaks from charged particles hitting the camera detector while the photos were being taken.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about January 27, 2010

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