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Cassini Successfully Flies Over Enceladus

By Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA

April 18, 2012

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Cassini flew by Enceladus at an altitude of about 46 miles (74 kilometers). This flyby was designed primarily for the ion and neutral mass spectrometer to analyze, or "taste," the composition of the moon's south polar plume as the spacecraft flew through it.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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