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What is Latin for Ravioli-shaped?
We're going to need that word to describe moons like Pan.

Cassini Reveals Strange Shape of Saturn's Moon Pan
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These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The flyby had a close-approach distance of 24,572 kilometers (15,268 miles).

These images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help to characterize its shape and geology.



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Re: What is Latin for Ravioli-shaped?
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Tortellinicular?
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It's funny how Saturn has another moon called Enchiladas. Maybe renaming them all on foodstuffs theme would be good.
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Tortellinicular?
Cornish Pasticular?

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It's like someone tried to make a model of Saturn out of plasticine!

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Tortellinicular?
tortelliniculus, tortelliniculi

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Has the look of strong centrifugal force on a melted body.
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Has the look of strong centrifugal force on a melted body.
But that should just be ellipsoidal, I think, rather than a shape with that weird ridgy thing.

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Has the look of strong centrifugal force on a melted body.
But that should just be ellipsoidal, I think, rather than a shape with that weird ridgy thing.
Sorry, melted center.
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I wasn't there so I am not sure.
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The equatorial ridge is thought to be made of debris swept up from the Encke gap.  Atlas has one, too. Because the rings are so thin, there is a strong bias towards impacts at the equator. The altitude of the ridge is comparable to the size of the moon's Roche lobe.