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Enceladus 'Rev 156' Raw Preview #2
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Enceladus 'Rev 156' Raw Preview #2
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on November 5, 2011 and received on Earth November 7, 2011. The camera was pointing toward Enceladus at approximately 172381 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 2012.

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-Caltech/SSI
Released: November 7, 2011
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Alliance Member Comments
Robert (Nov 9, 2011 at 4:32 AM):
Another brilliantly coordinated and detailed image of the jets. I particularly like these images because they show how the jets follow the contours of the tiger stripes that we've seen in other images. These different views combined with earlier spectral and partical analyses of the plumes give me a wonderful sense of perspective and understanding.

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