Mind the gap


Pan may be small as satellites go, but it has a has a very visible effect on Saturn's rings.


NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute

This shot of Saturn's rings was taken by the Cassini spacecraft using its narrow-angle camera on 2 July 2016 from a distance of roughly 1.4 million kilometres.

You can see the tiny moon Pan in the black band which has bumped and jostled a clear gap in the planet's rings.

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