Enceladus and the Rings

Cassini image of Enceladus with Saturn's rings in the background

Here’s a surreal image of ice-covered Enceladus with Saturn’s rings in the background, as seen by Cassini on November 30, 2010 during its latest flyby. Amazing!

The spacecraft was about 28,500 miles (45,827 km) away from Enceladus when this image was taken. I adjusted the levels a bit to bring out some detail in the highly-reflective moon.

See the original raw image here.

This is looking at the north pole of Enceladus….the moon’s jets come out of the south pole.

Image: NASA / JPL / SSI


About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on December 2, 2010, in Saturn's Moons and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Love the textures in this shot!


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