Prometheus Feeds

The moon next to Saturn’s F-ring in the previous image turned out to be Prometheus, one of the ring shepherd moons. The tiny body moves close enough to the ring at times to start dragging some of the ring material away. This leaves a temporary radial gap in the ring.

[Header credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute – “Special Holiday Raw Preview #4]

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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