Methone
Methone Methone is a small (3-kilometer) moon of Saturn that orbits between Mimas and Enceladus near Anthe and Pallene. Cassini captured high-resolution views of it on 20 May 2012. The moon is unusually smooth for such a small object. This version was produced from raw image data by Phil Stooke, who cleaned up cosmic ray hits, enlarged it by a factor of two, and adjusted brightness and contrast. There are clear albedo (brightness) variations across its surface. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Phil Stooke

The moon is unusually smooth for such a small object. This version was produced from raw image data by Phil Stooke, who cleaned up cosmic ray hits, enlarged it by a factor of two, and adjusted brightness and contrast. There are clear albedo (brightness) variations across its surface.

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