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Cassini's 5th close Enceladus flyby [20080812|10:58]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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This is a very exciting morning.

I'm currently processing the MAG data from the Enceladus flyby that took place last night. At closest approach, Cassini was 50 kilometres from the surface of the moon. The narrow-angle camera will be able to see features at a resolution of down to 7 metres per pixel, which is going to be, in technical terms, absofreakinglutely spectacular. The spacecraft also flew directly through the southern polar plume of water vapour. The other imaging instruments will be able to do thorough scans of the compositional variations of the plume.

Watch the images from various instruments as they're uploaded throughout the day here!
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2008-08-12 10:22 (UTC)
Nani! I have a great plea to make of you! I desperately want to try this rare and wondrous beverage, but the company is based in Europe and only takes wire transfer, or "cheque" if you live in England. Do you still have PayPal or some other way for a body to zap you the equivalent of 27 euros and owe you greatly for putting the order through in her stead?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-08-12 10:58 (UTC)
I think this quest is of great importance. I will help you. I still have a PayPal account but haven't used it in quite some time. What do you need to transfer money into it? Is it just the e-mail address?
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2008-08-12 16:20 (UTC)
Yes, email addy plz. I see that 27 euros is currently equiv $40, but still I persist because quince nectar, goddangit. Funds will be forthwith unless it rejects my credit card or something dumb, in which case five more days.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-08-12 16:55 (UTC)
E-mail sent. Yup.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-08-12 11:10 (UTC)
That is absofreakinglutely amazing.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-08-12 16:56 (UTC)
It is!

Equally amazing is the coincidence that, along with receiving my final clearances to access our machines, they decided to stop talking to the network today, thereby preventing me from processing the flyby data. Gee, thanks guys.
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[User Picture]From: inahandbasket
2008-08-12 13:27 (UTC)
There's some fantastic images in that set, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-08-12 16:57 (UTC)
You're welcome! It takes a lot of digging around to find the clear stuff, but I rather enjoy seeing all the raw data before it's been cleaned up and prettified for press publication.
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[User Picture]From: inahandbasket
2008-08-12 17:04 (UTC)
I am somewhat smitten with this one: linky
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