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Enceladus 'Rev 153' Raw Preview #2

Enceladus 'Rev 153' Raw Preview #2
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on September 13, 2011 and received on Earth September 15, 2011. The camera was pointing toward Enceladus at approximately 270777 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the RED and CL2 filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2012.

The Cassini Solstice 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: September 16, 2011
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Alliance Member Comments
brainiac9129 (Sep 22, 2011 at 4:46 PM):
Just wonderful. I can hardly wait for the images related to the 90/75 Km flybys. Effusive congratulations to the team!!