Close up photographs of Enceladus

At only Only about 500 kilometers wide, Satan’s tiny moon Enceladus is seen with amazing clarity in these photos taken by the Cassini orbiter.





Launched on October 15, 1997, the Cassini Orbiter entered into orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004 the Huygens probe separated and reached Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005. On March 12, 2008, Cassini made a close fly-by of Enceladus, getting within 50 km of the moon’s surface, enabling it to detect water and carbon dioxide with its mass spectrometer.



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