Close Up on Enceladus

Article written: 17 Feb , 2005
Updated: 24 Mar , 2012

This image was taken during Cassini’s first close approach to Enceladus.

The image was taken on February 17, 2005 in visible light with the narrow angle camera from a distance of approximately 10,750 kilometers (6,680 miles). Resolution in the image is 60 meters (197 feet) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Original Source: NASA/JPL/SSI Release

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