Phoebe Has a Face

Cassini began sending back data from its flyby of Phoebe early Saturday morning and the first images have been released. These images show a heavily cratered moon that may be, according to scientists, a remnant of the creation of the solar system. The surface is of an unknown dark material. Scientists will pour over the data from 11 different instruments to reach conclusions about Phoebe.

Go back a few days and compare the first fuzzy image of the tiny moon to the latest image. The unknown suddenly has a face thanks to the power of human ingenuity and science

Published by Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a poet and writer living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in or is forthcoming from Impossible Archetype and The Laurel Review. A work of flash fiction is forthcoming from Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review's Fairy-Tale Files. Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.