PIA01367: The Saturnian Moon Enceladus

The Saturnian Moon Enceladus


This high-resolution image of Enceladus was made from several images obtained Aug. 25, 1981, by Voyager 2 from a range of 119,000 kilometers (74,000 miles). It shows further surface detail on this Saturnian moon. Enceladus is seen to resemble Jupiter's moon Ganymede, which is, however, about 10 times larger. Faintly visible here in light reflected from Saturn is the hemisphere turned away from the sun.

Background Info:

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Enceladus Ganymede, Jupiter, Saturn, Sun
System Saturn Jupiter
Target Type Satellite Planet, Sun
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1998-12-05
Date in Caption 1981-08-25
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01367
Identifier PIA01367