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This image of Pallene was taken by the Cassini spaceprobe on October 20, 2007.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters.

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This image was taken by the Cassini spaceprobe on April 14, 2006 and received on Earth April 15, 2006. The camera was pointing toward Pallene.


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The image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters.

Pallene is a natural satellite of Saturn. It was discovered by the Cassini Imaging team led by Carolyn C. Porco, et al. in 2004, and given the temporary designation S/2004 S 2.
The tiny moon Pallene lies just beyond Methone between the orbits of Mimas and Enceladus. Pallene orbits within the E ring of Saturn at a distance of about 211,000 kilometres (thus its period is 1.144 days) and is about 4 kilometres in diameter. It is also designated as Saturn XXXIII.

It was seen first on August 23, 1981 by Voyager 2 in a single photograph and named S/1981 S 14.

Very little is known about this moon.

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