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Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #3
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Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #3
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015. The camera was pointing toward Enceladus at approximately kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and IR3 filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2016.

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.

For more information about the Cassini Solstice Mission visit http://ciclops.org, http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
Released: October 15, 2015
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Alliance Member Comments
Iapetus Monolith (Oct 15, 2015 at 4:58 PM):
OMG - look at that 'cross-hatched' pattern in the largest crater's floor! What caused it? Shrinkage in two directions? Stretching in two directions? Subsidence? Stunning image!

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