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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Enceladus, Prometheus, and the F ring

Filed under Enceladus, pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, Saturn's moons, many worlds, Saturn's rings

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Enceladus, Prometheus, and the F ring Cassini captured this bizarre view of Enceladus while the moon was in Saturn's shadow, on approach to its November 2 close encounter with the moon. This approximate true color composite shows Enceladus and its plumes silhouetted against the F ring, with the barely Saturnlit night side of Prometheus below and to the right.

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

This version of the image contains many artifacts due to the JPEG compression of Cassini's raw images; a better version will be possible once the data are released to the PDS.

Original image data dated on or about November 2, 2009.

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

 

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