Insanely Awesome Raw Cassini Images of Titan and Enceladus

by Nancy Atkinson on May 23, 2011

Raw Cassini image of Titan and Enceladus backdropped by Saturn's rings. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

An incredible set of images are beaming back from the Cassini spacecraft as it orbits Saturn, snapping away at the sights. The moons Titan and Enceladus snuggling up together in front of Saturn’s rings creates an amazing view, especially when they are all lined up together. These were taken on May 21, 2011. I’ve posted some of what I think are the most amazing, below, or you can see the whole set at the Cassini raw images page. When the Cassini imaging team gets a chance to process (and colorize) these, they’ll likely go down as some of the most representative images from the entire mission.


Titan snuggles up to Saturn and its rings. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Titan, Enceladus and an onside view of Saturn's rings. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Hat tip to Stu Atkinson!

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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