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The Misty Plume
Unprocessed image of Enceladus taken during Cassini's Nov. 2, 2009, flyby › Full resolution jpeg (28 Kb)

In this unprocessed image, sunlight brightens a crescent curve along the edge of Saturn's moon Enceladus and highlights its misty plume. The image was captured by Cassini's narrow-angle camera as the spacecraft passed about 190,000 kilometers (120,000 miles) over the moon. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2010.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

› Full resolution jpeg (28 Kb)