Thursday, August 18, 2005

New Epimetheus Image: Looking Down on Epimetheus

CICLOPS has released this view of Epimetheus taken on July 14, shortly after the Enceladus flyby. This images was taken from a distance of 87,000 km and has a resolution of 520 m/pixel, making this one of the highest resolution views of this small world. Epimetheus is covered in craters with no signs of internal activity. The two named features on Epimetheus, Pollux and Hilairea can be seen in this view at left and toward the lower left, respectively. Hilairea has several craters on its floor, indicating that it is a relatively old feature on the surface.

This view shows a region on Epimetheus slightly north and east of the area seen in March.


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