At least that's how it seems -- ridges, valleys, sunlit peaks and shadowed hollows, all covered with boulders, in amazingly sharp focus considering Cassini had to spin at top speed to compensate for just part of the amazing 18 kilometer-per-second relative speed of the spacecraft and the moon at the height of the flyby. Here are four of the amazing photos from the Skeet Shoot. (For more on the Skeet Shoot, read my preview story.) First, the closest, which is also the most enigmatic, because of the low sun angle:
Next is a lovely overlapping pair, shots numbers 3 and 4. These overlap over one of the large "sulci" that cross Enceladus' south pole, Cairo sulcus.
COOOOOOOOL. There will be much more interpretation to come. In the meantime, I am trying to get a handle on the images that have been released so far, and where they fit on the Enceladus pre-flyby image planning maps; I'm posting my notes here for your enjoyment. Now I must tear myself away from Enceladus and go do mommy stuff for a couple of hours.
By the way, I will have a Ustream chat tomorrow at the usual time (1200 PDT / 1900 UTC) where I will show some of these pictures and talk about them and take questions.