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New Horizons has been steeling the headlines of late, but tomorrow it's cassinis turn again with a super close flyby of enceladus. Can't wait to see the pictures and hear the results of the science.

2006 http://m.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7314 2013 http://www.universetoday.com/106361/the-day-the-earth-smiled-saturn-shines-in-this-amazing-image-from-the-cassini-team/ The 20

Thanks Andy.   Here's a link which covers the whole mission. Well worth a browse through on a foggy day.   http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/

Without doubt, this is a dead cheeky fly by, it really is taking a fly off a cows backside from something like eight hundred million miles away. If it doesn't go well it will still be spectacular. I don't think we would get images, as it has to move and point back to earth to download it's data, so if it goes in, we will never see it.


I would say this has been one of the best long distance missions and has yielded an amazing amount of discoveries. It has produced one of my favourite images as well, the Earth in the distance through the back lit ring system.


It will be a sad day when this ends it's mission.


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Dr Carolyn Porco has been on the project for 27 years, that's a massive achievement in itself, with some of the most spectacular science and pictures ever seen.


 


Indeed it will be a sad day.


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Without doubt, this is a dead cheeky fly by, it really is taking a fly off a cows backside from something like eight hundred million miles away. If it doesn't go well it will still be spectacular. I don't think we would get images, as it has to move and point back to earth to download it's data, so if it goes in, we will never see it.

I would say this has been one of the best long distance missions and has yielded an amazing amount of discoveries. It has produced one of my favourite images as well, the Earth in the distance through the back lit ring system.

It will be a sad day when this ends it's mission.

Have you a link to the view of earth please

rowbow  :)

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2006 http://m.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7314

2013 http://www.universetoday.com/106361/the-day-the-earth-smiled-saturn-shines-in-this-amazing-image-from-the-cassini-team/

The 2013 is the one when everyone waved at Saturn. I know I was looking at Saturn at the time from belper with a few others.

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