22 November 2009

Flying over Enceladus

Posted by Ryan Anderson

Check out this awesome animation from the November 21 flyby of Enceladus (via the Planetary Society Blog). Remember, these are actual pictures, taken by an actual spacecraft! I’m constantly amazed at how close the Cassini team can get to Enceladus. This is the sort of cool fly-through I’d expect to see in the opening sequence of a Star Trek episode or something. To see it in real life is just spectacular.

Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI / animation by Gordan Ugarkovic

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