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 and is forthcoming from The Laurel Review. A piece 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.