|What does Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus really look like?
The raw images from the
robotic Cassini spacecraft's January flyby of the small moon showed tantalizing clues on
but now that the
Cassini team has
digitally remastered these images,
many more details have come out.
Pictured above, Prometheus more clearly shows its oblong shape as well as numerous craters over its 100-kilometer length.
In the above image, the bright part of
Prometheus is lit directly by the Sun,
while much of the dark part is
still discernible through sunlight first reflected off of
These new surface details, together with the moon's high reflectivity, can now help humanity better understand the history of Prometheus and Saturn's rings.
Credit: Cassini Imaging Team,