Thursday, March 10, 2005

Enceladus Raw Images

As Raw images from the Enceladus flyby that took place last night roll in on the JPL Cassini Raw images page (and later on the CICLOPS page), I will post them here. They should start to come in within the next half hour.

New images posted...

Update 2: Feel free to discuss the images in comments...

Update 3: Changed some links to CICLOPS versions without truncated lines.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Pioneer said...

The surface reminds me of Europa.

3/10/2005 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Gsnorgathon said...

One thing I'm loving about Enceladus is how even the terrains that appeared to be plain-old, boring cratered stuff in the Voyager images turn out to be shot through with all these spidery fractures.

I'd really like a closer look at those spots/bumps/vents?, and the south polar/leading hemisphere "badlands."

Jason - any idea as to whether we'll be seeing better than 25m/px resolution later in the mission? I was expecting we'd get meter-scale images from this flyby, but no dice, alas. Is it just too tough to turn the spacecraft smoothly enough to get those high-res images at closest approach? Or was one of the other instruments being used then?

3/12/2005 12:18:00 AM  

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