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Enceladus "Rev 120" Flyby Raw Preview #2
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Enceladus "Rev 120" Flyby Raw Preview #2
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken by Cassini on Nov. 1, 2009.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Nov. 1, 2009 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 752 nanometers.

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: November 2, 2009
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Alliance Member Comments
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971 (Nov 4, 2009 at 4:07 PM):
When looking at this image, I found 11 different jet sources.
JimRinX (Nov 3, 2009 at 3:35 PM):
I wonder how much - if any, of the radiation signature of the ejecta is due to some type of Ionizing Radiation, as it alomost looks like there's a kind of very faint aurora like effect coming from a distnct band; as the effcet could represent the place where the newly risen sunlight would temporarily ionize such a narrow band, above the surface of the planet.

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