A Song of Ice and Light

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus drifts before a rings and a little moon Pandora in this perspective that NASA’s Cassini booster prisoner on Nov. 1, 2009. The whole stage is backlit by a Sun, providing distinguished enlightenment for a icy particles that make adult both a rings and a jets emanating from a south stick of Enceladus, that is about 314 miles (505 km) across. Pandora, that is about (52 miles, 84 kilometers) wide, was on a conflicting side of a rings from Cassini and Enceladus when a picture was taken. This perspective looks toward a night side on Pandora as well, that is illuminated by low golden light reflected from Saturn.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

This natural-color picture was taken in manifest light with a Cassini spacecraft’s narrow-angle camera during a stretch of approximately 149,600 miles (240,800 kilometers) from Enceladus and 352,200 miles (566,800 kilometers) from Pandora.

The Cassini booster finished a goal on Sept. 15, 2017.

The Cassini goal is a mild plan of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and a Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a multiplication of a California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages a goal for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and a dual onboard cameras were designed, grown and fabricated during JPL. The imaging operations core is formed during a Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Source: NASA

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