Cassini's Bold Look at Enceladus
Date: 17 Feb 2005
Cassini conducts its first close flyby of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus (en-SELL-uh-duss) at a distance of approximately 1,180 km (730 miles).
Enceladus is one of the most reflective objects in the solar system and its surface resembles freshly fallen snow. Cassini's flyby of Enceladus is the closest ever by any spacecraft.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute