Emily LakdawallaAug 12, 2008

More Enceladus image fun

Wow, I'm going to have a lot to talk about tomorrow during my Ustream chat!

At about 7:15 my time a great many more of the Enceladus flyby images hit the Cassini raw images website. I've put all the remaining Skeet Shoot images on this page, and a few of the images from the subsequent 8-frame mosaic, but I ran out of steam; there's a lot of images to go through! So not everything has yet been posted on the page.

Here's my favorite image I've seen so far. There's just so much going on in it.

Enceladus' south polar terrain

NASA / JPL / SSI

Enceladus' south polar terrain
Cassini took this image through a clear filter from a range of 6,872 kilometers on August 11, 2008. It is from "frame 2" in the 8-frame south polar mosaic.
Funny lump in Enceladus' south polar terrain

NASA / JPL / SSI

Funny lump in Enceladus' south polar terrain
Cassini took this image through a green filter from a range of 8,966 kilometers on August 11, 2008. It is from "frame 2" in the 8-frame south polar mosaic and shows a weird lump rising high above the surrounding terrain.

I'll just leave you with a reminder of what Europa looked like. Compare and contrast! (Thanks to Björn Jónnson for the pointer to this one.)

Europa's ridges

NASA / JPL / ASU

Europa's ridges
Galileo captured the images for this mosaic of ridges on Europa on Feburary 20, 1997. The image covers an area about 14 by 17 kilometers in size, and includes a 2.6-kilometer-wide double ridge, with a trough in the center, apparently cutting across earlier sets of double ridges.

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