orbit: 141,700 km from Saturn diameter: 84 km (114 x 84 x 62) mass: 2.2e17 kgIn Greek mythology Pandora was the first woman, bestowed upon humankind by Zeus as a punishment for Prometheus's theft of fire. Entrusted with a box containing all the ills that could plague people, she opened it out of curiosity and thereby released all the evils of human life; wife of Epimetheus.
Discovered by Collins and others in 1980 from Voyager photos.
Pandora is the outer shepherd satellite of the F ring. The image at right shows both Pandora, the faint F ring, Prometheus and part of the A ring.
More heavily cratered than nearby Prometheus, Pandora has at least two large craters 30 km in diameter. But it shows no linear ridges or valleys.