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Dec 10

Cassini finishes sleigh ride by icy moons

Source: NASA/Cassini News


Raw image of Saturn's moon Dione taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

On the heels of a successful close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is returning images of Enceladus and the nearby moon Dione.

The Enceladus flyby took Cassini within about 48 kilometers (30 miles) of the moon's northern hemisphere. Cassini also swung past Dione at a distance of about 100,000 kilometers and captured intriguing images of the bright, fractured region known as the "wispy terrain. (read more)

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