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Fraser
2008-Oct-08, 08:20 PM
The Cassini spacecraft will make two close passes of Saturn's geyser-spewing moon Enceladus this month. The first one on October 9 is the closest flyby yet of any moon of Saturn, at a white-knuckle distance of only 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the surface. The not-quite-as-scary Halloween flyby on Oct. 31 will be farther [...]

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slang
2008-Oct-08, 09:16 PM
Did that article really say 25km altitude? Kilometer? 16 miles? White-knuckle doesn't cut it.. I'm sure there will be more clenching going on than fists alone!

KaiYeves
2008-Oct-08, 09:20 PM
Rockin'.

antoniseb
2008-Oct-09, 12:32 PM
I'm looking forward to the images. Hopefully we'll see something new and interesting.

01101001
2008-Oct-09, 03:26 PM
I'm looking forward to the images. Hopefully we'll see something new and interesting.

But the focus on this pass is instruments, not camera.