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Epimetheus "Rev 129" Flyby Raw Preview #1

Epimetheus "Rev 129" Flyby Raw Preview #1
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Epimetheus was taken by Cassini on April 7, 2010.

The image was taken in visible green light using a polarized filter with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 102,000 kilometers (63,000 miles) from Epimetheus. Image scale is 600 meters (2,000 feet) per pixel.

The Cassini Equinox 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/Space Science Institute
Released: April 8, 2010
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Alliance Member Comments
enceladus5 (Apr 10, 2010 at 9:40 AM):
Nice closeup image of Epimetheus. Nice to see images of this co-orbital moon.