On March 3, 2010, Cassini got up close and personal with Helene
, an irregularly shaped moon of Saturn. Taken 1,200 miles from Helene, this is the closest photo ever taken of the minute moon, which measures only 20 miles across.
Helene follows the same circular path around Saturn as the moon Dione, and processes just ahead of that much larger moon. The spacecraft last approached Helene in 2006, revealing craters and chips on its surface that appear to have been caused by flying objects debris.