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Enceladus 'E04' Flyby Raw Preview #1
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Enceladus 'E04' Flyby Raw Preview #1

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  This image was taken during Cassini's closest-ever approach to Enceladus on March 9, 2005.

Saturn's rings appear in the lower left corner, and are inclined at a slight tilt away from Cassini.

The image was taken with the narrow angle camera using filters sensitive to polarized green light. The image was acquired from a distance of approximately 192,000 kilometers (119,000 miles) from Enceladus and at a Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 47 degrees. Resolution in the image is about 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. 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-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: March 9, 2005
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