Saturn's moon Hyperion, Cassini image

Saturn's moon Hyperion, Cassini image

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Caption: Saturn's moon Hyperion. Cassini spacecraft image of the cratered edge of Hyperion. This irregular shaped moon is composed of water ice with a few impurities. It is thought that due to its low density much of its interior is empty. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched in 1997 to investigate Saturn, its rings and its moons. Image obtained on 26th September 2005 by the Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera, at a distance of 32,300 kilometres from Hyperion.

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Keywords: 21st century, 26 september 2005, astronomical, astronomy, cassini, cassini-huygens, crater, craters, edge, from space, hyperion, ice, icy, irregular, limb, moon, narrow-angle camera, planet, planetary science, saturn, saturn vii, saturnian moon, saturnian system, solar system, space, spacecraft

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