Phoebe in Ultraviolet

Phoebe in Ultraviolet
December 17, 2004
PIA NumberPIA06401
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Phoebe in Ultraviolet

June 23, 2004

On the right, the ultraviolet image of Saturn's moon Phoebe, taken from a distance of 31,000 kilometers (about 19,263 miles) shows an irregular surface and bright crater region (white area). The bright areas indicate water frost on Phoebe's surface. The image was taken by Cassini's ultraviolet imaging spectrograph during the spacecraft's closest approach to Phoebe, on June 11, 2004. The large crater shows clearly in the image on the left.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph at .

Image Credit:

NASA/JPL/University of Colorado