Methone: 3-kilometer diameter Smooth Egg Moon of Saturn - Why is this moon shaped like a smooth egg? The robotic Cassini spacecraft completed the first flyby ever of Saturn's small moon Methone in May and discovered that the moon has no obvious craters. Craters, usually caused by impacts, have been seen on every moon, asteroid, and comet nucleus ever imaged in detail -- until now.
Dione (A moon of Saturn) This view highlights tectonic faults and craters on Dione, an icy world that has undoubtedly experienced geologic activity since its formation. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Source link: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/627613main_pia07691-full_full.jpg
Moons of Saturn : Mimas Discovery News Nope, this isnt the Death Star hanging around Saturn for its chance to blast Earth. This is Mimas, and it's a lucky survivor from an ancient, colossal collision. At 80 miles wide, the "eye" -- called Herschel crater -- covers a good portion of the 247-mile-wide moon. CREDIT: NASA/JPL/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE.
Moons of Saturn : Janus Discovery News Janus is a tiny, potato-shaped satellite that is typical of Saturn's 17-plus moons: cratered and icy. It's the big brother to the moon Epimetheus, which hangs out in nearly the same orbit. By studying Cassini spacecraft images closely, scientists have noticed both moons hang out in a thin but wide ring of dust and ice -- likely the leftovers of meteorite impacts over the eons. CREDIT: NASA/JPL/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE