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Three views of Prometheus
Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, Saturn's moons
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.
NASA / JPL / SSI / montage by Emily Lakdawalla
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.
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Original image data dated on or about January 27, 2010
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