From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2008
This Cassini image was the eight 'skeet shoot' narrow-angle image captured during the October 31, 2008, flyby of Saturns moon Enceladus. The source region for jets II and III (see Enceladus Jet Sources) has been identified. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 31, 2008, at a distance of approximately 5,568 kilometers (3,480 miles) from Enceladus and at a sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 75 degrees. Image scale is 33 meters per pixel (108 feet) per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. 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 and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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