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Enceladus Flyby - May 18, 2010

Enceladus Flyby - May 18, 2010

May. 18, 2010


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Dual Illuminated Enceladus
 
  Two light sources illuminate Saturn's highly reflective moon Enceladus in this image featuring bright rings. Most of the moon is dimly lit by sunlight reflected off Saturn. However, a thin crescent of the moon is lit by sunlight on the moon's leading hemisphere.
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Enceladus 'E10' Flyby: The Plume's the Thing

During an Enceladus flyby, the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) watched the sun go behind the plume will use the data collected to understand whether there is any nitrogen in the plume material.





Related Links:

Cassini Heading to Titan after Tagging Enceladus - May 19, 2010

Cassini Double Play: Enceladus and Titan - May 17, 2010



 
 
 
Enceladus Flyby at a Glance
 
Date
May 18, 2010 (SCET)

Altitude
438 kilometers (272 miles)

Speed
6.5 km/sec (15,000 mph)

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