PIA10362: Peak Water Density

Peak Water Density


The number of water particles in Enceladus' plume peaked over the area highlighted by the circle in this image of Enceladus, which is overlain by data from Cassini's Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer, and the spacecraft's trajectory, during its fly-through of the plume on March 12, 2008.

Background Info:

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer was designed and built at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and the team is at SwRI in San Antonio, Texas.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Enceladus
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS)
Extra Keywords Color, Plume, Water
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2008-03-26
Date in Caption 2008-03-12
Image Credit NASA/JPL/SwRI/SSI
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA10362
Identifier PIA10362