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Enceladus Flyby 'Rev 223'

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. The spacecraft obtained the images during its Oct. 14 flyby, passing 1,142 miles (1,839 kilometers) above the moon's surface. Mission controllers say the spacecraft will continue transmitting images and other data from the encounter for the next several days. (Image Advisory can be found here.)

Oct 15, 2015: A Fractured Pole - NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed by Saturn's icy moon Enceladus on Oct. 14, 2015, capturing this stunning image of the moon's north pole. A companion view from the wide-angle camera (PIA20010) shows a zoomed out view of the same region for context.
Oct 15, 2015: Craters Crowd the North - This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows battered terrain around the north pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Craters crowd and overlap each other, each one recording an impact in the moon's distant past.
Oct 15, 2015: Saturnian Snowman - NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied this tight trio of craters as it approached Saturn's icy moon Enceladus for a close flyby on Oct. 14, 2015. The craters, located at high northern latitudes, are sliced through by thin fractures -- part of a network of similar cracks that wrap around the snow-white moon.

Oct 15, 2015: Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #6 - This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015.
Oct 15, 2015: Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #1 - This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015.
Oct 15, 2015: Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #7 - This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015.
Oct 15, 2015: Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #4 - This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015.
Oct 15, 2015: Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #2 - This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015.
Oct 15, 2015: Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #3 - This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015.
Oct 15, 2015: Enceladus 'Rev 223' Raw Preview #5 - This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015.
Alliance Member Comments
dholmes (Oct 16, 2015 at 6:05 AM):
Who cannot marvel at what we can so easily access with just a few clicks, which belie mountains of work and research by the Cassini team. Infinite kudos!
ddOps (Oct 15, 2015 at 12:15 PM):
Lovely lack of TLM data losses!

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