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Why Is Saturns Small Moon Telesto So Smooth S Possibly Telesto Is Covered With A ...

Why Is Saturns Small Moon Telesto So Smooth S Possibly Telesto Is Covered With A ...

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Description: Why is Saturns small moon Telesto so smooth s Possibly Telesto is covered with a type of granular icy material similar to that suspected of covering Pandora , another of Saturns small moons If so , Telesto might be more like a pile of rubble than a solid body This recently uncovered Solar System mystery is currently a topic of research , however The unexpected finding originated last October when the robot Cassini spacecraft , currently orbiting Saturn , swooped past the 24 kilometer moon and captured the first ever image of Telestos surface Telesto orbits Saturn always just ahead of the much larger moon Tethys Pictured above , Telestos unusually smooth surface was found to show some large craters and boulders , but not the high density of craters found on nearby Tethys or most other Saturnian moons

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