|ESA Science & Technology||04-Jul-2005 10:36:29|
Knowledge before Cassini-Huygens
Pan orbits in the Encke Gap €“ a division within the A ring. Discovery occurred in 1990 after reanalysis of Voyager images when scientists were looking for a source for wave patterns in the A ring. The moon is just 20 km across and is responsible for maintaining the Encke Gap, which is just 270 km wide.
*Note: in the following section all images courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute unless stated otherwise.
21 June 2004Cassini Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
24 June 2005Cassini Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
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