Enceladus in Hiding
From a low angle above Saturn's rings, the Cassini spacecraft's view of an
icy moon is partly obscured.
The view looks toward Enceladus (505 kilometers, or 314 miles across)
across the unilluminated side of the rings from less than a degree above
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft
narrow-angle camera on Oct. 26, 2007. The view was obtained at a distance
of approximately 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) from Enceladus.
Image scale is 10 kilometers (6 miles) 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 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://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm. The Cassini imaging team
homepage is at http://ciclops.org.
courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
image id: PIA09775