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Get Ready … Enceladus Here We Come!

2 Nov 2009, 17:57 UTC
Get Ready … Enceladus Here We Come! Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA
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News from the Saturn System.
November 1, 2009
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Here’s a reminder that tomorrow (Mon) sees the first of two Cassini close flybys this month of the moon Enceladus. Images should start arriving here at CICLOPS around 12:30 pm Mountain Standard Time tomorrow; we’ll post the best raw images as soon as we are able at:
The finest resolution will be approximately 60 meters/pixel of the south polar terrain.
And the next flyby, which is specifically designed for high resolution imaging, will occur on November 21, when the best resolution will be about 12 meters/pixel.
Enceladus remains a very high priority object of interest for the Cassini mission, and we look forward to these fine opportunities to learn more about its active south polar cap.
Also, for those of you in the San Francisco Bay area, I will be giving a public lecture at the Morrison Planetarium of the California Academy of Sciences on December 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm.
Hope to see you there!
Carolyn Porco
Cassini Imaging Team Leader
Director, CICLOPS
Space Science Institute
Boulder, CO

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