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A potato shaped moon! (Phobos of Mars and Helene of Saturn)


Source : http://www.nightskyinfo.com/ : all rights vest with the source.

Phobos, the larger and innermost of Mars' two moons, is heavily cratered and resembles a potato in shape. G. Neukum/ DLR/ESA http://www.nightskyinfo.com/

OK, so it's not exactly a crescent but you get the idea. Saturn's 20-mile diameter moon Helene is irregular in shape so its "crescent" is too. Helene's backside is dimly illuminated by sunlight reflecting off Saturn. The picture was taken during Cassini's close flyby on March 3. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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February 14, 2010 at 6:18 am

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