CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Enceladus '61EN' Flyby Raw Preview

Images both raw and processed from Cassiniís successful, grazing encounter with Enceladus on March 12, 2008 are already highlighting the differences between the northern and southern polar terrains. A press release about the flyby can be found here. (The events of the encounter are described in a special edition of the regular CICLOPS feature, Looking Ahead.)

Mar 13, 2008: The North Polar Region of Enceladus - This three-image mosaic is the highest resolution view yet obtained of Enceladusí north polar region. The view looks southward over cratered plains from high above the north pole of Enceladus.

Mar 13, 2008: Enceladus '61EN' Flyby Raw Preview #1 - This raw, unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Enceladus on March 12, 2008.
Mar 13, 2008: Enceladus '61EN' Flyby Raw Preview #2 - This raw, unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Enceladus on March 12, 2008.
Mar 13, 2008: Enceladus '61EN' Flyby Raw Preview #3 - This raw, unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Enceladus on March 12, 2008.
Mar 13, 2008: Enceladus '61EN' Flyby Raw Preview #4 - This raw, unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Enceladus on March 12, 2008.
Mar 13, 2008: Enceladus '61EN' Flyby Raw Preview #5 - This raw, unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Enceladus on March 12, 2008.
Mar 13, 2008: Enceladus '61EN' Flyby Raw Preview #6 - This raw, unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Enceladus on March 12, 2008.
Mar 13, 2008: Enceladus '61EN' Flyby Raw Preview #7 - This raw, unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Enceladus on March 12, 2008.

Mar 6, 2008: Close Brush with Enceladus - This map of Enceladus illustrates the imaging coverage planned for Cassini's very close flyby of the geologically active moon on March 12, 2008. The detailed schedule of events for the encounter is presented in a special edition of the regular CICLOPS feature, Looking Ahead.

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