Saturday, December 25, 2010

Cassini Takes Close-Up of Encelandus Northern Hemisphere

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be making its close flyby of the northeren hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus today, Monday, Dec. 20. The closest approach will take place at 5:08 PM PST (8:08 EST) on Dec. 20, or 1:08 AM UTC on Dec. 21. The spacecraft will be on an altitude of about 48 kilometers (30 miles) above the icy moon's surface. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit