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Enceladus 'Rev 155' Raw Preview #3

Enceladus 'Rev 155' Raw Preview #3
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken on October 19, 2011 and received on Earth October 19, 2011. The camera was pointing toward Enceladus at approximately 192905 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 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-Caltech/SSI
Released: October 19, 2011
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Alliance Member Comments
Robert (Oct 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM):
The details of the jets are quite good even at this distance. This is one of the best images since the amazing one of November 2009 (PIA 11688). From the relative distribution of jet sources, I'm guessing that Damascus Sulcus is on the left (ref. Sulci map of October 2007, PIA 08385). I eagerly anticipate the details from the closer flyby on November 21st. I wonder if seasonal changes have any affect on the plumes? I imagine that the dynamics of the jets overide any effects from solar radiation.