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Helene "Rev 127" Flyby Raw Preview #1
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Helene "Rev 127" Flyby Raw Preview #1
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Helene was taken by Cassini on March 3, 2010.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1,900 kilometers (1,200 miles) from Helene. Image scale is 235 meters (770 feet) per pixel.

The Cassini Equinox Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: March 3, 2010
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