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Cassini Flies By Saturn's Moon Enceladus



Artist's concept of the March 12, 2008 flyby of Enceladus

Cassini Flies By Saturn's Moon Enceladus
March 10, 2008
 

The Cassini spacecraft makes its closest swing past a Saturnian moon on Mar. 12, 2008. Cassini flies at about 50 kilometers (30 miles) above the surface of Enceladus, skirting along the edges of Old-Faithful-like geysers and scooping up valuable samples of water-ice, dust and gas along the way.

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