Closeups of Phoebe

CICLOPS (the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations) released new images on Sunday from Cassini’s flyby of Phoebe including close-ups of craters and global images. Scientists now believe that the moon is an icy body covered by dark material. The Cassini-Huygens probe is now a little over 16 days away from entering orbit around Saturn.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.