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Enceladus Flyby - April 14, 2012

Enceladus Flyby - April 14, 2012

Apr. 14, 2012


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Below a darkened Enceladus, a plume of water ice is backlit in this view of one of Saturn's most dramatic moons.
 
  Below a darkened Enceladus, a plume of water ice is backlit in this view of one of Saturn's most dramatic moons. The image was taken on Feb. 20, 2012.
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Enceladus 'E-18' Flyby -- Destination: Plumes

The Fields, Particles and Waves instruments were prime (particularly the ion and neutral mass spectrometer [INMS]) to study the composition, density, three-dimensional structure and variability of plumes; with E-14, and E-17, this flyby provided good coverage of south polar regions.




















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Enceladus Flyby at a Glance
 
Date
April 14, 2012 (SCET)

Altitude
46 miles (74 kilometers)

Speed
17,000 mph
(7.5 km/sec)

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