This image was taken during Cassini's close flyby with Enceladus on Oct. 31, 2008.
The image was with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 31, 2008 at a distance of approximately 103,000 kilometers (64,000 miles) from Enceladus and at a Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 108 degrees degrees. Image scale is 618 meters (2,028 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.