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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Cassini's June 2011 Helene flyby

Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, global views, Saturn's moons, animation

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Cassini got its best-ever view of Saturn's moon Helene on June 18, 2011, when it approached to within 7,000 kilometers. Helene is a co-orbital moon of Dione. The sunlit face is mostly the side of the moon that always faces Saturn, and is covered with strange gully-like features.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about June 18, 2011

 

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