Cassini Solstice Mission: Enceladus Flyby ‘E-21’: Deepest Dive Through the Plume

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“This daring flyby will bring the spacecraft within 30 miles (48 kilometers) of the surface of Enceladus’ south polar region. The flyby is Cassini’s deepest-ever dive into the plume of icy spray that issues from fractures in the south polar region. The encounter will allow Cassini to obtain the most accurate measurements yet of the plume’s composition, and new insights into the ocean world beneath the ice…”

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