Saturn’s moon Epimetheus

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Cool image time! The picture on the right was taken by Cassini on December 6, 2015, and shows the asteroid-like misshapen moon, too small (only 70 miles across) for gravity to force it into a sphere. Behind it, filling the frame, is gigantic Saturn.

If you look close, you can see one crater that appears elongated, as if the impact was only a glancing blow.


One comment

  • Noah Peal

    What if that elongated crater was actually some sort of subsidence? Might it deform existing craters within it in a way that is similar to what we see?

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