Friday, September 15, 2017

Ocean Moon Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn | NASA Cassini Mission


Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from the international Cassini spacecraft. The image was taken on September 13, 2017 and is among the last images Cassini sent back.

It was taken using Cassini's narrow-angle camera at a distance of 1.3 million km from Enceladus and about 1 million km from Saturn. Image scale on Enceladus is 8 km/per pixel. Images taken using red, green and blue spectral filters were assembled to create the natural colour view.

The Cassini–Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA and the Italian Space Agency.

Press Release:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Cassini-Huygens/Cassini_concludes_pioneering_mission_at_Saturn

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Image Date: September 13, 2017
Release Date: September 15, 2017


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