PIA03554: Enceladus Animation
Target Name: Enceladus
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 318 x 239 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Primary Data Set: Cassini
Full-Res TIFF: PIA03554.tif (228.5 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA03554.jpg (6.463 kB)

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Enceladus Animation

This animation shows the Cassini spacecraft approaching Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. It shows the highest resolution images obtained of the moon's surface. This is followed by a depiction of Saturn's magnetic field, which interacts with Enceladus' atmosphere and presumed plume coming from the south pole.

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 was designed, developed and assembled at JPL.

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

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2005-08-31