Enceladus in the E Ring by Val Klavans

Cassini’s view of Enceladus within Saturn’s E ring
February 25, 2014
CreditNASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Val Klavans
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From the producer, Val Klavans:

“On July 19, 2013, you waved at Saturn.

“The Cassini spacecraft was there to snap a photo of not only us, but the Saturn system.

“Here’s Cassini’s view of Enceladus within Saturn’s E ring on that day. Enceladus is actually feeding Saturn’s E ring.

“This composite is made of images that were taken on July 19, 2013 and received on Earth July 20, 2013. The camera was pointing toward SATURN-ERING at approximately 740,000miles (1,200,000 kilometers) away, and the images were taken using the CL1, RED, BL1 and GRN filters.”

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 mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Val Klavans.