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Cassini Completes Final Close Enceladus Flyby

Saturn's moon Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft peered out over the northern territory on Saturn's moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting data and images from the mission's final close flyby of Saturn's active moon Enceladus. Cassini passed Enceladus at a distance of 3,106 miles (4,999 kilometers) on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 9:49 a.m. PST (12:49 p.m. EST).

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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