• Cassini captures Ice Queen Helene

    Cassini captures Ice Queen Helene
    Date:21 June 2011

    Nasa's Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its second-closest encounter with Saturn's icy moon Helene on 18 June 2011, beaming down raw images of the small moon. At closest approach, Cassini flew within 6 968 km of Helene's surface. It was the second closest approach to Helene of the entire mission.

    Image credit: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute



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