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