Two of the newest moons discovered by Cassini, Pallene and Methone are tiny worlds that lie between the orbits of Enceladus and Mimas. The image above may or may not show these two moons, but the camera used by Cassini to snap this image was pointing toward Pallene on September 29, 2005.
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. View all posts by Richard Leis