New Close-Up Images Reveal Massive Space Empanada 750 Million Miles From Earth

Lead Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
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Thanks to NASA’s Cassini probe, on March 9 astronomers got their closest look yet at Saturn’s second innermost moon, Pan. These new close-up images reveal the moon’s unconventional shape in more detail than ever before, and may provide more information on the composition of its equatorial ridge. But more importantly, the images also revealed that this moon looks like a giant empanada/dumpling.

Space is cray.

H/T Science Mag