Science and Exploration

Cassini Flyby of Enceladus

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
December 21, 2009
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Cassini Flyby of Enceladus

On Monday, Nov. 2, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take its deepest dive yet through the plumes of Saturns moon Enceladus. The goal is to learn more about the composition and density of the plumes spewing from the moons south pole. This is the seventh targeted flyby of Enceladus, so we sometimes refer to it as E7. The video has no sound.

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