'Sadness & triumph': Cassini spacecraft’s last close flyby of Saturn moon Enceladus (PHOTOS)

December 24, 2015 3:02 PM

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Cassini passed Enceladus at a distance of 3,106 miles (4,999km) on December 19, snapping stunning photos of the moon.

The images, transmitted by the spacecraft and released by NASA, show three views from Cassini – one as it peered out over the moon's northern territory, another that focused on the icy moon's craggy, dimly lit limb, with the planet Saturn beyond, and a third photo showing the nearly parallel furrows...

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