Enceladus Oct. 9, 2008 flyby artwork

October 6, 2008

During Cassini's Oct. 9 flyby, the spacecraft's fields and particles instruments will venture deeper into the plume than ever before, directly sampling the particles and gases. The emphasis here is on the composition of the plume rather than imaging the surface.

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Background artwork courtesy Karl Kofoed. See original here.

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