Facing Enceladus

Facing Enceladus

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22/04/2013 12:00 pm

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/G. Ugarković

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This face-on colour view of Enceladus was taken by the international Cassini spacecraft on 31 January 2011, from a distance of 81 000 km, and processed by amateur astronomer Gordan Ugarković.

The Cassini–Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA and ASI, the Italian space agency. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington DC, USA.

This image was featured as Space Science image of the week on 22 April 2013.

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