Graphic of Cassini trajectory -- Enceladus flyby, March 12, 2008

March 10, 2008

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This graphic shows the trajectory for the Cassini spacecraft during its close brush with the icy outpost of Enceladus on March 12, 2008. At closet approach Cassini will be 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the surface, while flying through the plume Cassini's altitude will be 200 kilometers (120) miles from the moon. 

Credit: NASA/JPL

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