By Jessica Body
Over 700 million miles away, a tiny space dumpling orbits Saturn.
At least, that’s the food item that came to my mind after checking out the new images of Saturn’s moon Pan. Since the images were snapped by NASA spacecraft Cassini on Tuesday and released Thursday, others have suggested the moon looks like a classic Italian ravioli, a flaky empanada, and even a walnut. I think it could also pass as a pierogi or maybe even a gyoza.
Some even wrote songs about the petite moon because of its strikingly ravioli-esque appearance.
These are the closest images ever taken of the moon — Cassini flew by just 15,268 miles from Pan to capture its appearance. The moon has a radius of less than 9 miles.
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