Waxing: The moon anytime before a full moon and after a new moon.Waning: the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon.Gibbous: convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full.Crescent: a shape resembling a segment of a ring.
The Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 & 1981 and were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system and the only moon with an appreciable atmosphere.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft closest approach to Pluto on July 2015 looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon.
Tranquil The surface area of Saturn's moon Mimas is composed of water ice with only a small amount of rock. Yet Saturn's resonances with Mimas, and Mimas' resonances with other orbiting satellites are instrumental in the formation of Saturn's rings.
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