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Icy surface of Enceladus
- Title Icy surface of Enceladus
- Released 10/05/2005 12:06 pm
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
This false-colour close-up view of Saturn's moon Enceladus yields new insight into the different processes that have shaped its icy surface.
This view is a composite of images taken using filters sensitive to ultraviolet (centred at 338 nanometres), green (centred at 568 nanometres), and near-infrared (centred at 930 nanometres) light, and has been processed to accentuate subtle colour differences.
The scene is located on the side of Enceladus that faces away from Saturn. The images were obtained with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 9 March 2005 when the spacecraft was at a distance of approximately 25 700 kilometres from Enceladus. Resolution in the image is about 150 metres per pixel.
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