Bruce Murray Space Image Library

High-Resolution Mosaic of a Crescent Hyperion, 25 August 2011

High-Resolution Mosaic of a Crescent Hyperion, 25 August 2011
High-Resolution Mosaic of a Crescent Hyperion, 25 August 2011 As Cassini approached Hyperion for a close encounter on 25 August 2011, it snapped a three-image mosaic of the sponge-like moon at a crescent phase. The mosaic did not quite cover the entire visible crescent, so a wide-angle image (with a resolution 10 times lower than the other images) was used to fill in a small area on the "nose." NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / mosaic by Emily Lakdawalla

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