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  Pandora (moon) - MSN Encarta
Pandora (pronounced /pænˈdɔərə/ pan-DOR-ə, Greek Πανδώρα) is an inner satellite of Saturn.
Pandora’s orbit is circular and parallels Saturn’s equator.
The gravitational tug of Pandora and the nearby moon Prometheus might also be responsible for the F ring’s braided and kinked appearance.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761587769/Pandora_(moon).html   (353 words)

  
 Saturn's Satellite Pandora
Pandora [pan-DOR-uh] is the fourth of Saturn's known satellites.
Pandora is the outer shepherd satellite for Saturn's F-ring.
Prometheus is the inner moon and Pandora the outer.
www.solarviews.com /eng/pandora.htm   (408 words)

  
 Pandora
Pandora was the first woman, and was given to humankind by Zeus as a punishment (oh those wacky ancient Greeks!) for Prometheus' theft of fire from the gods.
Pandora was given a box that contained all of the evils that could plague people.
Pandora and Prometheus, another small moon of Saturn, are known as shepherd satellites.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/saturn/moons/pandora.html   (297 words)

  
 Pandora
One of the inner moons of Saturn and the outer shepherd moon for the F-ring.
Pandora is heavily cratered and, as revealed by the Cassini probe during its passage of the moon at a distance of 52,000 km on Sep. 5, 2005, there are small grooves and ridges in the dust-fine icy material that has collected over the craters.
Pandora and Prometheus, the inner shepherd of the F-ring, both follow chaotic orbits as a result of their gravitational interaction.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/P/Pandora.html   (287 words)

  
 Calendars:Gravity's Ballet - InfoDabble
The little moon is heavily cratered and is thought to be largely composed of water ice.
Pandora was brightened by a factor of seven to aid visibility.
All four of the moons seen here were on the far side of the rings from the spacecraft when this image was taken; and about an hour later, all four had disappeared behind Saturn.
www.ehartwell.com /InfoDabble/Calendars:Gravity's_Ballet   (2497 words)

  
 Pandora - Astronomy News
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 4, 2005, at a distance of approximately 967,000 kilometres from Pandora and at a Sun-Pandora-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 117 degrees.
At least one crater is visible on the surface of this moon, which is thought to be an icy rubble pile, loosely bound together by gravity.
This image of Pandora was taken on September 05, 2005 from a distance of approximately 51,298 kilometres.
www.activeboard.com /forum.spark?forumID=58381&subForumID=163878&action=viewTopic&commentID=3278210   (698 words)

  
 Prometheus & Pandora
Pandora ("pan DOR uh") is the fourth of Saturn's known satellites:
In Greek mythology Pandora was the first woman, bestowed upon humankind by Zeus as a punishment for Prometheus' theft of fire.
Pandora is the outer shepherd satellite of the F ring.
www.seds.org /billa/tnp/pandora.html   (387 words)

  
 Pandora (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pandora (pan-dor'-a, IPA: [pænˈdɔrə], Greek Πανδώρα) is an inner satellite of Saturn.
The orbit of Pandora appears to be chaotic, as a consequence of a mean motion resonance with Prometheus.
Pandora as seen from the Cassini probe in 2005; the rings of Saturn are in the background.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pandora_(moon)   (269 words)

  
 Saturn's Moon Pandora - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society
Pandora is a tiny moon that orbits just outside Saturn's F ring.
Along with Prometheus, the F ring's inner shepherd, Pandora is probably responsible for maintaining the edges of the F ring and keeping the gaps on either side of the F ring clear.
The moon passes closest to the ring at "apoapse", when it is farthest from Saturn.
www.planetary.org /explore/topics/saturn/pandora.html   (313 words)

  
 APOD: 2005 November 23 - Pandora: A Shepherd Moon of Saturn
Craters on Pandora appear to be covered over by some sort of material, providing a more smooth appearance than sponge-like Hyperion, another small moon of Saturn.
Curious grooves and ridges also appear to cross the surface of the small moon.
Pandora is partly interesting because, along with its companion moon Prometheus, it helps shepherd the particles of Saturn's F ring into a distinct ring.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap051123.html   (180 words)

  
 JPL.NASA.GOV: News Releases
If it is a moon, its diameter is estimated at four to five kilometers (two to three miles) and it is located 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from the F ring, Saturn's outmost ring.
It is at a distance of approximately 141,000 kilometers (86,000 miles) from the center of Saturn and within 300 kilometers (190 miles) of the orbit of the moon Pandora.
The ring is located 138,000 kilometers (86,000 miles) from the center of Saturn in the orbit of the moon Atlas, between the A ring and the F ring.
www.jpl.nasa.gov /news/news.cfm?release=2004-222   (893 words)

  
 Prometheus & Pandora
Pandora ("pan DOR uh") is the fourth of Saturn's known satellites:
In Greek mythology Pandora was the first woman, bestowed upon humankind by Zeus as a punishment for Prometheus' theft of fire.
Pandora is the outer shepherd satellite of the F ring.
www.nineplanets.org /pandora.html   (387 words)

  
 APOD Search Results for "Hyperion"
Saturn swooped past the sponge-textured moon in late 2005 and took an image of unprecedented detail.
Explanation: The surface of Saturn's moon Tethys is riddled with icy cliffs and craters.
Tethys is one of the larger moons of Saturn, spanning about 1,000 kilometers across.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /cgi-bin/apod/apod_search?Hyperion   (618 words)

  
 Epimetheus - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society
At 144 x 108 x 98 kilometers in size, Epimetheus is the 12th largest moon of Saturn, co-orbital with the larger Janus, outside the rings but inside the orbit of Saturn's bigger icy moons.
Saturn's moon Pandora as seen by Cassini on its September 5, 2005 flyby.
Four of the five images are from Cassini; the center image is from Voyager 1 (the fl stripe across the moon is the shadow of the F ring).
www.planetary.org /blog/article/00001249   (668 words)

  
 Cassini lets Pandora’s secret out of the box - cassini-huygens - 18 November 2005 - New Scientist Space
Cassini made its closest approach ever to the diminutive moon on 5 September 2005, sweeping by at a distance of 52,000 kilometres.
Discovered in 1980 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the moon is only 84 kilometres in diameter, and its two largest craters each measure about 30 kilometres.
Because of their role in maintaining Saturn's F ring, Pandora and Prometheus are both known as shepherd moons.
space.newscientist.com /channel/solar-system/cassini-huygens/dn8342-cassini-lets-pandoras-secret-out-of-the-box.html?feedId=cassini-huygens_rss20   (423 words)

  
 CASSINI FINDS NEW SATURN MOON THAT MAKES WAVES (Cassini Press Release)
The moon, provisionally named S/2005 S1, was first seen in a time-lapse sequence of images taken on May 1, 2005, as Cassini began its climb to higher inclinations in orbit around Saturn.
The images show the tiny object in the center of the Keeler gap and the wavy patterns in the gap edges that are generated by the moon’s gravitational influence.
The similarities of the Keeler gap features to those noted in Saturn’s F ring and the Encke gap led imaging scientists to conclude that a small body, a few kilometers across, was lurking in the center of the Keeler gap, awaiting discovery.
ciclops.org /view/1088/CASSINI_FINDS_NEW_SATURN_MOON_THAT_MAKES_WAVES   (744 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | New ring discovered around Saturn
If it is a moon, its diameter is estimated to be 4-5km (two to three miles) and it is located 1,000km (620 miles) from the F-ring, Saturn's outermost ring.
It is at a distance of approximately 141,000km (86,000 miles) from the centre of Saturn and within 300km (190 miles) of the orbit of the moon Pandora.
The ring is located 138,000km (86,000 miles) from the centre of Saturn in the orbit of the moon Atlas, between the A-ring and the F-ring.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/3641112.stm   (706 words)

  
 Pandora (moon)
Pandora (pan-dor'-a, Greek Πανδώρα) is a moon of Saturn.
In 1985 it was officially named after Pandora from Greek mythology.
It is more heavily cratered than nearby Prometheus, and has at least two large craters 30 km in diameter but shows no linear ridges or valleys.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Astro/Pandora.html   (162 words)

  
 Cassini Discovers Ring, Possibly Two Objects at Saturn
A small object was discovered moving near the outside edge of the F ring, inside the orbit of Saturn's moon Pandora.
If it is a moon, its diameter is estimated at four to five kilometers and it is located 1,000 kilometers from the F ring, Saturn's outermost ring.
Murray also detected a previously unknown ring, S/2004 1R, associated with Saturn's moon Atlas, located 138,000 kilometers from the center of Saturn in the orbit of the moon Atlas, between the A ring and the F ring.
www.america.gov /st/washfile-english/2004/September/20040910120557lcnirellep0.9406702.html   (1260 words)

  
 Image of the Day : Pandora's Coat
A shepherd moon for Saturn’s F ring, Pandora is a small satellite covered in craters that appear to be covered by debris.
The moon’s small ridges and grooves, which reach up to 52 miles (84 kilometers) across, suggests that the fractures affect its smooth surface material.
Resolution in the original image was 1,000 feet (300 meters) per pixel, though the image has been magnified by a factor of two to aid visibility.
www.space.com /imageoftheday/image_of_day_051121.html   (115 words)

  
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www.pandorajeweller.com   (1831 words)

  
 APOD: December 23, 1995 - Prometheus, Pandora and Saturn's F Ring
Explanation: The third and fourth innermost moons of Saturn were unexpectedly discovered to be gravitational "shepards." The inner moon
Pandora use their gravitational attraction to define Saturn's outermost ring.
Were any of the smaller chunks of ice and rock that compose Saturn's F Ring to stray, the ring particle would be gravitationally pulled back into place by one of these passing moons.
www.phy.mtu.edu /apod/ap951223.html   (111 words)

  
 Off Pandora's Shoulder
Caption: This is one of Cassini's closest views to date of the F ring shepherd moon Pandora (84 kilometers, 52 miles across).
In this view, Cassini is looking at Pandora's anti-Saturn side, and toward the leading hemisphere (although, as mentioned, Pandora is not actually round).
The image was taken in visible light with the narrow angle camera on May 20, 2005 from a distance of approximately 346,000 kilometers (215,000 miles) from Pandora and at a Sun-Pandora-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 21 degrees.
www.eurekalert.org /multimedia/pub/389.php   (255 words)

  
 Planet Saturn's Moons: Pandora
Pandora is a moon of the planet Saturn.
For a listing of other moons, see Moons of the planets.
This moon is too faint to be viewed in most amateur telescopes.
www.go-astronomy.com /planets/saturn-moon-pandora.htm   (40 words)

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