Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cassini Captures Ice Queen Helene

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has successfully completed its second-closest encounter with Saturn's icy moon Helene, beaming down raw images of the small moon. At closest approach, on June 18, Cassini flew within 4,330 miles (6,968 kilometers) of Helene's surface. It was the second closest approach to Helene of the entire mission. 



Cassini Captures Ice Queen Helene - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory