The above images and image to the left are the views of Enceladus as the Cassini spacecraft drew closer and closer on Thursday, July 14, 2005. By the time Cassini had passed the small moon it had come to within 172 km (107 miles) of the surface, the closest flyby yet in a 4-year mission to tour and collect data about the Saturnian system.
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Richard Leis (he/him) writes poetry and fiction. He lives in Tucson, Arizona where he teaches workshops at The Writers Studio and works for HiRISE, a team at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars. View all posts by Richard Leis