Cassini Buzzes Enceladus

With a presidential election and global financial crisis, this has zero chance of news, but it Cassini just completed a ultra-close flyby of the very interesting moon of Saturn, Enceladus.

Buzzing just 25 kilometers above the surface at 40,000 kph (which is an amazing feat), they topped even that by successfully sampling the icy jets that shoot from the surface where there might be reservoirs of liquid water or even an underground ocean.

The first RAW images are down and look great as usual and much more to come. News, blogs can be found here:

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm

http://ciclops.org/index.php

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