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Crescent Enceladus
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Crescent Enceladus

July 30, 2013
Evoking the haunting beauty of Earth's Moon, a crescent Enceladus appears in the skies around Saturn.

Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 25 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 1, 2013.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 329,000 miles (530,000 kilometers) from Enceladus and at a Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 138 degrees. Image scale is 2 miles (3 kilometers) per pixel.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute



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