CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
The Saturnian moon Enceladus

This high-resolution image of Enceladus was made from several images obtained Aug. 25, 1981, by Voyager 2 from a range of 119,000 kilometers (74,000 miles). It shows further surface detail on this Saturnian moon.

Enceladus is seen to resemble Jupiter's moon Ganymede, which is, however, about 10 times larger. Faintly visible here in light reflected from Saturn is the hemisphere turned away from the sun.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: August 1981
  The Saturnian moon Enceladus
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Alliance Member Comments
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971 (Nov 22, 2009 at 9:32 PM):
A side note: That's Enceladus at Voyager hi-res ( 1981 ) . At that time it looked interesting already. ( But many less interesting than since the first Enc Cassini close flyby )