Incredible image of Enceladus
Callan already did this, but I can’t resist … check out this amazing mosaic of Enceladus (moon of Saturn) captured by the Cassini spacecraft.
Learn all about this image over at the Planetary Society Weblog. Here’s a short blurb:
In an amazingly quick piece of work, the imaging team has already assembled the 8-frame mosaic captured by Cassini as it receded from its close encounter with Enceladus last week. This is a really difficult piece of work. There are 32 separate camera images in this mosaic — 8 high-resolution images taken through a clear filter to get the detail, and 24 taken at half the resolution through ultraviolet, green, and infrared filters to get the color.
This one is zoomed in a bit … these patterns are absolutely stunning!