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Approaching Enceladus near midnight

Approaching Enceladus near midnight
Approaching Enceladus near midnight Cassini approached for its 19 October 2011 flyby of Enceladus from almost directly behind it -- only the faintest sliver of crescent is illuminated. In the background, Saturn's crescent sweeps past as Enceladus grows in Cassini's view. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

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