NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Takes New Images of Saturn's Moons Enceladus and Tethys

Posted on April 18, 2012

NASA's Cassini spacecraft took new images of Saturn's moons Enceladus and Tethys on April 14, 2012. Cassini flew by Enceladus at an altitude of about 46 miles (74 kilometers). After the Enceladus encounter, Cassini passed the moon Tethys with a closest approach distance of about 5,700 miles (9,100 kilometers).

A raw image of Tethys taken using the CL1 and UV3 filters is pictured above. The raw image below of Enceladus was taken using the RED and CL2 filters. You can see more of the new images of Saturn's moons here.

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