October 19, 2011
This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Enceladus was taken on Oct. 19, 2011.
As the spacecraft passed Enceladus, its infrared instruments, cameras and other instruments monitored activity on the moon, in particular the famed jets erupting from the moon's south pole. The orbiter flew within about 765 miles (1,230 kilometers) of Enceladus' surface.
This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2012.
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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute