Pandora

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Pandora was a daughter of Zeus. She was given a box by him and was told to NEVER open it. She hid it in several places and finally her curiosity got the best of her and she opened it. All of the worldly demons flew out (hate, greed, lust, etc.) and at the end, one was left: Hope. Though she let evil into the world, she also gave us the hope to conquer it.


A moon of Saturn is named after Pandora. It was discovered in 1980 from Voyager photos. Pandora is the outer shepherd satellite of the F ring. It is more heavily cratered than nearby Prometheus, and has at least two large craters 30 km in diameter but shows no linear ridges or valleys.

From its very low density and relatively high albedo, it seems likely that Pandora is a very porous icy body. There is a lot of uncertainty in these values, however, and so this remains to be confirmed.

  • Orbital radius: 141,700 km
  • diameter: 84 km (114 x 84 x 62)
  • mass: 2.2×1017 kg
  • Orbital period: 0.6285 days
  • Orbital inclination: 0°