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Image of Saturn's Moon, Enceladus Captured by NASA

Geo Beats
Geo Beats
An image of Saturn's moon, Enceladus is captured by NASA.

NASA’s spacecrafts can capture some gorgeous and rare sights. Recently, the Cassini spacecraft was able to catch the sixth largest moon of Saturn called Enceladus.

Measuring over 300 miles across, the vibrant moon can be seen illuminated by the light reflecting off the planet. Taken by a camera on the spacecraft on January 18th, 2013, the image was caught in visible light, showcasing the Saturn facing side of the moon.

The stunning picture was taken from 483,000 miles away, with an image scale of 3 miles per pixel, which allows viewers to get a very accurate and detailed snapshot of Enceladus. The Cassini spacecraft entered the orbit around Saturn in the summer of 2004 to provide the first in-depth observation of the planet and its moons.

Last year, a river comparable to the Nile was photographed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft mission on one of Saturn's moons named Titan. The river wasn’t filled with flowing water, but a different liquid that scientists think is probably hydrocarbon.
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