This is really great…an out-of-the-box raw image from Cassini showing Enceladus jetting along inside the hazy, diffuse E-ring.
The spacecraft was over 414,000 miles away from the 300-mile-wide moon when this was taken. As a bonus we get a nice scattering of background stars too! This is one of those images that would have been ruined with any sort of editing…it’s best enjoyed RAW. 🙂 (For a really nice edited look at Enceladus in the ring, check out this recent post featuring an image by Gordan Ugarkovic.)
Image credit: NASA/ JPL / Space Science Institute