Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Approaching Enceladus near midnight
Filed under Enceladus, pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, many worlds, Saturn, animation, Saturn's rings
Cassini approached for its October 19, 2011 flyby of Enceladus from almost directly behind it -- only the faintest sliver of crescent is illuminated. In the background, Saturn's crescent sweeps past as Enceladus grows in Cassini's view.
NASA / JPL / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla
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Original image data dated on or about October 19, 2011
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