|Cassini spacecraft's image of Saturn's moon, Pan, were taken on March 7. Cr: NASA|
thanks to NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Moons are typically rounded and cratered, and some of them have frozen surfaces, geysers and even atmospheres. But 2 of Saturn's moons resemble things we know of on Earth, the "Death Star" from Star Wars movies, and an Italian pasta called ravioli. Another was found to be frozen with an ocean underneath. Just look at the images!
THE RAVIOLI MOON - This tiny moon is actually called "Pan" after the Greek god.
The moon has an average radius of just 8.8 miles. According to NASA, Pan's strange shape comes from what is called an
|The Greek God, Pan|
WHO IS PAN? - In Greek religion and mythology, Pan is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs.
|The Death Star Moon|
|Enceladus being buried|
WHO WAS ENCELADUS? -
Enceladus was one of the Gigantes, the Giants, in Greek mythology, son of Gaea and Uranus. All the Giants were born when Cronus, son of Uranus, castrated his father and the blood fell onto the earth (Gaea).
During the Gigantomachy, the great battle between the Giants and the Olympian gods, Enceladus was the primary adversary of goddess Athena, who threw the island of Sicily against the fleeing Giant and buried him under it.
Credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute