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Enceladus "Rev 121" Flyby Raw Preview #4
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Enceladus "Rev 121" Flyby Raw Preview #4
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken by Cassini on Nov. 21, 2009.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Nov. 21, 2009. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) from Enceladus and at a high Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase angle. Image scale is approximately 60 meters (197 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: November 21, 2009
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Alliance Member Comments
stowaway (Nov 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM):
Images #3 & #4 are like scenes you might expect from a science fiction movie except nobody has yet dreamed up anything as good as this... and this is real.
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971 (Nov 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM):
( Here counting is a bit more difficult. But I was able to identify 22 jet sources, maybe 24. )

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