Cassini Mission Sends Back Amazing Pictures From Final Enceladus Flyby

December 23, 2015 9:25 AM

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Passing at a distance of 3,106 miles, the Saturn-orbiting vehicle snapped these great photos and helped to add more detail of our maps of Enceladus.

Though Cassini will still be able to see Enceladus until its mission ends in 2017, the closest it will come from here on out is about 12,000 miles. Luckily, as some of the photos above show, you can still snap some pretty great photos from that distance.

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