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Enceladus setting behind Saturn – colour

Enceladus setting behind Saturn – colour

Date: 15 September 2017
Satellite: Cassini
Depicts: Enceladus and Saturn
Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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 13 September 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. More information.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
10-Jun-2023 17:26 UT

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