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Cassini makes successful dive to 30 miles above Enceladus. Awaiting pictures.

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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Hi

The news that the unmanned cassini probe has now dived to 30 miles above the south pole of enceladus. The images are going to be received shortly which could reveal amazing details about the fascinating moon of Saturn.

Although cassini cannot detect life it can offer clues and more details of what lays beneath the plume.
I'm excited to what comes out of this. Hopefully I won't be let down.

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On my phone and can't upload the images but here is a twitter account providing updates.

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: liteonit6969

Nice!

As a sidenote, this is the orbit of Enceladus (in red) around Saturn:



And this is how Enceladus looks like:



I cannot wait to get a closer look at that beautiful moon!




posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: liteonit6969

Very Cool. Now on to creating my its a rock thread



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 03:54 PM
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Looks Cold. Brrrrrrrr



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 03:57 PM
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I wonder if there is a shield generator or ion cannon on the planet?



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 04:47 PM
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30 miles! wow! Those images should be interesting indeed! You've peaked my interest, good sir! (ma'am?)



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: Ghost147

Sir..my good sir (ma'am?)

Reminds me of my youth in dark clubs trying to seduce women.

Alcohol + darkened room = risky decisions.



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 05:26 PM
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Excellent news I wasn't aware of... can't wait to see these images..

Do we know roughly when we will get them?



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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I posted this in another thread, but here again is one of the new images:



It's a quick colour composite I threw up using images taken through infrared, green, and UV filters (they seem to be favouring those over the plain good old red/green/blue filters for "true-colour" images). This filter arrangement gives a bluish hue to the freshly-exposed ices in the cracks and ridges, meaning they absorb some infrared and reflect some UV light.



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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Cool! I look forward to seeing these pics. I didn't know about this either.
It's awesome that we get to see a birds eye view of these other worlds.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 01:09 AM
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originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: liteonit6969

Very Cool. Now on to creating my its a rock thread


No, It's ICE !!! This baby has been fascinating to me for a long time now!!

Can't wait!!




posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 01:12 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Looks Cold. Brrrrrrrr


It is cold. But it's also active !

iirc Cassini did an about face to check her out as she flew past and discovered these jet streams being ejected.

Some places indicate the potential for life more than others.




posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 01:13 AM
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originally posted by: liteonit6969
a reply to: Ghost147

Sir..my good sir (ma'am?)

Reminds me of my youth in dark clubs trying to seduce women.

Alcohol + darkened room = risky decisions.


And nocturnal eruptions that may indicate future life lmao hahah




posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:07 AM
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The folk at the Unmanned Spaceflight Forum are doing a much better job than me, of course, so here's the new global view of Enceladus (a portion of which I posted earlier) by Justin Cowart:


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And another guy posted this great "looking back" GIF from images when Cassini was departing Enceladus: i.imgur.com...
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posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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No, It's ICE !!! This baby has been fascinating to me for a long time now!!

Can't wait!!


Yo, VIP, let's kick it!
Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Baby

LOL, yeah the pics should be pretty cool.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 09:23 AM
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It is sad knowing what Humanity could achieve if we could stop spending trillions on killing each other over religion, or who controls what land and people politically.

Imagine if you could take China, Japan, Russia, US and EU military money and scientists and put it all toward Space Exploration and Colonization. What we would do and discover out there would make Earths resources meaningless.



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