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Enceladus 'Rev 141' Raw Preview #3
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Enceladus 'Rev 141' Raw Preview #3
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on November 30, 2010 and received on Earth December 1, 2010. The camera was pointing toward Enceladus at approximately 52520 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 30, 2010
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Alliance Member Comments
nnystarman (May 5, 2013 at 9:31 AM):
Enceladus looks wonderful against the rings background!
Red_dragon (Dec 18, 2010 at 6:30 AM):
I lost this one. Awesome Kodak Moment.
mipsandbips (Dec 10, 2010 at 7:35 PM):
Award winning? This image gets my vote.
enceladus5 (Dec 3, 2010 at 5:42 PM):
Again, another nice kodak moment with Enceladus and the rings. Cool ring shadows too!!!