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March 12, 2008

Geyser Flyby Update

Posted: 11:48 AM ET

Today's the day for the Enceladus flyby – see "The most exciting place in the solar system!" post below.

Source: NASA/JPL/Space Science Inst.

If this has piqued your interest, here a a couple of resources you might want to check out...

The folks at the Jet Propulsion Lab have set up a blog, with members of the Cassini science team posting periodic updates. This would be a good place to check in from time to time for the latest news and the best images. Raw images are also available.

Also, JPL is making available a web tool called CASSIE, which stands for "Cassini at Saturn Interactive Explorer." It's a plug-in to your web browser that you have to download. It's pretty cool...among other things, you can ride-along with Cassini as it weaves through Saturn's moons.

–Kate Tobin, Senior Producer, CNN Science & Technology

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Thiemo   March 12th, 2008 1:15 pm ET

cannot download that πŸ™

Richard   March 12th, 2008 4:49 pm ET

That download's really cool.

I can't wait for the results of this flyby. Apparently it will be going as close as 30 miles above the surface, and if all goes well this time it may go even lower next time. Cool. πŸ™‚


James Buchanan   March 19th, 2008 11:08 pm ET

Pity it really can't snap pics at that altitude. Moving too fast over the surface to snap'em before they blur to heck and beyond.

Mr. Spock   March 23rd, 2008 11:38 pm ET

Pretty remarkable that such a small moon can be so dynamic with water streaming off its surface for millions of years. I hope that Cassini will follow the durability of Spirit, Opportunity, and the Voyager twins and last a very long long time, to provide so much valuable information about this incredible planetary system.

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