Cassini Will Reach Phoebe Today - Universe Today
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to make its first and only flyby of Saturn's moon Phoebe on Friday at 2056 UTC (4:56 pm EDT). The tiny moon is only 220 km (137 miles) across, and Cassini will get within 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles). This picture was taken on June 10 - one day before its closest encounter - when Cassini was still 658,000 kilometres (409,000 miles) away, so the resolution of the image is going to get much much better. Cassini will reach Saturn at the end of the month.
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