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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