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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

View over Enceladus' south

Filed under Enceladus, pretty pictures, Cassini, Saturn's moons

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View over Enceladus' south Cassini captured a multi-frame mosaic of Enceladus as it receded from its May 18, 2010 flyby. This unusual view covers near-polar terrain in the southern hemisphere; the south pole is toward the top, and the landscape recedes from the viewer toward the top. With the Sun nearly behind Cassini, the terrain is mostly fully lit, so subtle differences in color make some blocks of Enceladan crust appear darker than others.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI

Original image data dated on or about May 18, 2010.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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