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Enceladus Flyby - Oct. 1, 2011

Enceladus Flyby - Oct. 1, 2011

Oct. 01, 2011


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Sliver of Enceladus
 
  The Cassini spacecraft captures a crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Lit terrain seen here is in the area between the leading hemisphere and Saturn-facing side of Enceladus. The image was taken May 10, 2011.
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Enceladus 'E-14' Flyby: Sensing Changes

This close flyby of the south pole features fields and particles instruments learning more about the nature and number of the particles in the plumes. Remote sensing instruments also seek changes in the level of activity on Enceladus.
























Related Link:

Saturn's Geyser Moon Enceladus Shows Off for NASA's Cassini -- Oct. 3, 2011

 
 
 
Enceladus Flyby at a Glance
 
Date
Oct. 1, 2011 (SCET)

Altitude
99 kilometers (62 miles)

Speed
7.4 km/sec (17,000 mph)

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