Cassini to image Enceladus

On Monday, the Cassini spacecraft will fly very close to the south pole of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, and will return the best images so far of that region.

Cassini discovered that Enceladus has plumes of water spurting up from deep inside the moon, indicating the presence of liquid water. This obviously makes Enceladus a very juicy target for Cassini, and the images should be spectacular.

Stay tuned to sites like the Cassini CICLOPS page, which will have the latest images in all their high-res glory.

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Posted on 11 August, 2008, in Astronomy News, Space exploration and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Cassini to image Enceladus.

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