Saturn’s moon Hyperion

Measuring 410 x 260 x 220 km, Saturn’s moon Hyperion is one of the largest irregularly shaped bodies in the Solar System. The moon’s low density suggests that it is made mostly of water ice and accounts for its spongey surface. This newly released image was taken by NASA’s Cassini orbiter when it flew by the moon on 26 September 2005. (Don’t ask me why they only just released it. – Deskarati) Via Facebook.

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