Artist's depiction of the E-17 Enceladus flyby

March 27, 2012

This 46-mile (74-kilometer) close Enceladus flyby puts the fields, particles and waves instruments in the driver’s seat. There they will use the rare opportunity of being in the moon’s backyard to directly sample the moon’s plumes, analyzing them to characterize their composition, density and even variability.

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Credit: NASA/JPL

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