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Hyperion 'Rev 141' Raw Preview #4
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Hyperion 'Rev 141' Raw Preview #4
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Hyperion was taken on November 28, 2010 and received on Earth November 28, 2010. The camera was pointing toward Hyperion at approximately 73021 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2011.

The Cassini Solstice 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: November 29, 2010
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Alliance Member Comments
enceladus5 (Dec 3, 2010 at 5:44 PM):
What a peculiar, spongelike moon. It's amazing the diverse worlds the Saturnian system possesses.Thanks Cassini!