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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute / Don Davis

Show above Enceladus
Cassini obtained this remarkable view of Enceladus, the Rings of Saturn and Titan in the same field of view on May 17, 2010. The night side of Enceladus is silhouetted at the bottom of the frame with its ice plumes beyond the horizon still sunlit.

This is a hand colored and composited embellishment of a grayscale JPEG release, N00154034. Other photos in this series were used to derive good extrapolations of the plume brightness contours.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Don Davis

Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2010

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