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Methone 'Rev 166' Raw Preview #1
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Methone 'Rev 166' Raw Preview #1
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Methone was taken on May 20, 2012 and received on Earth May 21, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Methone, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2013.

The Cassini Solstice Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
Released: May 21, 2012
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Alliance Member Comments
HUGO (Jun 24, 2012 at 3:18 PM):
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971 (Jun 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM):
The shape of this moonlet is a great surprise for me. Even after the surprises with Prometheus, Calypso and Helene I didn't expect it to be shaped almost perfectly like an egg ( taking as a fact that its shape is the same one in the small darkened area what I suppose to be like the lit one very probably ) . It is only 2 miles across.

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