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Enceladus "Rev 121" Flyby Raw Preview #1
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Enceladus "Rev 121" Flyby Raw Preview #1
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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 wide-angle camera on Nov. 21, 2009. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 17,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) from Enceladus and at a high Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle. Image scale is approximately 974 meters (3,195 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
NeKto (Nov 25, 2009 at 1:30 PM):
Carolyn, there are times when the Cassini images are better than chocolate... or at least as good.

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