This flyby was designed primarily to analyze the composition of the saturnian moon’s south polar plume as the spacecraft flew through it.By Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California — Published: April 18, 2012
This image was taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft April 14, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Enceladus at approximately 75,067 miles (120,808 kilometers) away. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
This image was taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft April 15, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Tethys at approximately 115,714 miles (186,224 kilometers) away. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
"But how it burned and how we wanted further trees and how the moon grew ludicrous pink and how dramatic the rays and how they eluded you and how a sentence messed with us and how the currency seduced me and how we stole down to the lagoon and swam and swam until we were gone."