Relaxing on Enceladus
Looking down onto the northern hemisphere of geologically complex Enceladus, the Cassini spacecraft spies softened, or "relaxed," craters and east-west trending fractures and faults. The anti-Saturn hemisphere of Enceladus (505 kilometers, or 314 miles across) is lit here.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 12, 2006 at a distance of approximately 521,000 kilometers (324,000 miles) from Enceladus and at a Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 101 degrees. Image scale is 3 kilometers (2 miles) per pixel.