Spongy Hyperion

Saturn's moon hyperion with very sponge like features
Saturn’s moon hyperion with very sponge like features

From this view, one may think they were looking at a rock or an organism under a microscope. But in fact this is a picture of Hyperion, one of Saturn’s moons. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took this picture (from 38,000 km) of the odd shaped moon using its narrow angle camera.

This second picture of Hyperion was taken as Cassini was leaving after its flyby of Saturn’s moon. North on Hyperion is up and rotated 37 degrees to the right.

Cassini takes this picture of Hyperion as it leaves it behind
Cassini took this picture of Hyperion as it was leaving the satellite behind
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