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Prometheus
Prometheus 12-26-09b
Prometheus image from Cassini (December 26, 2009)

Planet of Origin

Saturn

Discoverer

Collins, Voyager 1

Date of Discovery

October 1980

Surface Color

Grey

Alternate Names

Saturn XVI

Prometheus, also known as Saturn XVI, is a natural satellite of the outer planet, Saturn. Prometheus was discovered sometime in October 1980 by an American astronomer from the Voyager 1 probe.

Surface FeaturesEdit

The surface of Prometheus is remarkably smooth and consistent, and the moon commonly interacts with the F ring of Saturn.