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Cassini phones home with more plume shots

NASA’s Cassini probe has again flown by Saturn’s moon Enceladus. And just like last time, it’s sent back some pretty pictures of the plume of water jetting from moon’s south pole.

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“These first raw images are spectacular, and paint an even more fascinating picture of Enceladus,” says Bob Pappalardo, the Cassini project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (press release).

NASA scientists are now stitching together a mosaic image of the ‘tiger stripe’ fissures around the south pole where jets of water originate.

More pictures from the flyby:

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Enceladus approximately 133,963 kilometers away Enceladus approximately 16,583 kilometers away Mimas approximately 587,461 kilometers away

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute


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