Monday, February 07, 2005

Enceladus Crescent

CICLOPS has released a newly processed crescent view of Enceladus. This image was taken shortly after the Huygens landing last month. Believe it or not, but that is a true color view. Apparently Enceladus is pretty monochromatic at high phases (or at least this area of Enceladus). Geologically, there is an interesting ridge feature running from the limb to the terminator, reminicent of the double ridges found on Europa or Triton, or the "landing strip" feature seen by Huygens on Titan. Cassini will get a great view of the "Voyager 2" region of Enceladus next week.


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