Saturns Icy Moon Helene

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On June 18, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flew within 4,330 miles (6,968 kilometers) of Helene’s surface. It was the second closest approach to Helene of the entire mission.Cassini passed from Helene’s night side to the moon’s sunlit side.NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s first flight to Helene took place on March 10, 2010, when Cassini flew within 1,131 miles (1,820 kilometers) of the moon.This flyby will give the opportunity scientists to finish creating a global map of Helene, so they can better understand the history of impacts to the moon and gully-like features seen on previous flybys.
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source:www.nasa.gov

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