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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Enceladus drifting before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell, Enceladus hides a global ocean of liquid water.
This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Enceladus drifting before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell, Enceladus hides a global ocean of liquid water.

All Aglow

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Enceladus drifting before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell, Enceladus hides a global ocean of liquid water.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21900
Added: 2017-12-25

Views: 693

All Aglow

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Enceladus drifting before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell, Enceladus hides a global ocean of liquid water.

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The brightly lit limb of a crescent Enceladus looks ethereal against the blackness of space as seen by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft. The rest of the moon, lit by light reflected from Saturn, presents a ghostly appearance.
The brightly lit limb of a crescent Enceladus looks ethereal against the blackness of space as seen by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft. The rest of the moon, lit by light reflected from Saturn, presents a ghostly appearance.

Phantom Limb

The brightly lit limb of a crescent Enceladus looks ethereal against the blackness of space as seen by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft. The rest of the moon, lit by light reflected from Saturn, presents a ghostly appearance.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21346
Added: 2017-09-25

Views: 2409

Phantom Limb

The brightly lit limb of a crescent Enceladus looks ethereal against the blackness of space as seen by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft. The rest of the moon, lit by light reflected from Saturn, presents a ghostly appearance.

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Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.
Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.

Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn (Image & Movie)

Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21889
Added: 2017-09-15

Views: 554

Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn (Image & Movie)

Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.

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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.
This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.

Last Enceladus Plume Observation

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21887
Added: 2017-09-08

Views: 1615

Last Enceladus Plume Observation

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.

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Enceladus' intriguing south-polar jets are viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from afar, backlit by sunlight while the moon itself glows softly in reflected Saturn-shine.
Enceladus' intriguing south-polar jets are viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from afar, backlit by sunlight while the moon itself glows softly in reflected Saturn-shine.

Jets from a Distance

Enceladus' intriguing south-polar jets are viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from afar, backlit by sunlight while the moon itself glows softly in reflected Saturn-shine.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21338
Added: 2017-07-17

Views: 1678

Jets from a Distance

Enceladus' intriguing south-polar jets are viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from afar, backlit by sunlight while the moon itself glows softly in reflected Saturn-shine.

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Working with image data from NASA's Cassini mission, researchers have found evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over, reorienting itself so that terrain closer to its original equator was relocated to the poles.
Working with image data from NASA's Cassini mission, researchers have found evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over, reorienting itself so that terrain closer to its original equator was relocated to the poles.

Wandering Poles of Enceladus

Working with image data from NASA's Cassini mission, researchers have found evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over, reorienting itself so that terrain closer to its original equator was relocated to the poles.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
ID#: PIA21612
Added: 2017-05-30

Views: 1137

Wandering Poles of Enceladus

Working with image data from NASA's Cassini mission, researchers have found evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over, reorienting itself so that terrain closer to its original equator was relocated to the poles.

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The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus highlights the many fractures and furrows on its icy surface, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus highlights the many fractures and furrows on its icy surface, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Slim Crescent of Ice

The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus highlights the many fractures and furrows on its icy surface, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21330
Added: 2017-05-22

Views: 1727

Slim Crescent of Ice

The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus highlights the many fractures and furrows on its icy surface, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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The north polar area of Enceladus, seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, is heavily cratered, an indication that the surface has not been renewed since quite long ago. But the south polar region shows signs of intense geologic activity
The north polar area of Enceladus, seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, is heavily cratered, an indication that the surface has not been renewed since quite long ago. But the south polar region shows signs of intense geologic activity

North Pole of Enceladus

The north polar area of Enceladus, seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, is heavily cratered, an indication that the surface has not been renewed since quite long ago. But the south polar region shows signs of intense geologic activity

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21326
Added: 2017-05-01

Views: 3707

North Pole of Enceladus

The north polar area of Enceladus, seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, is heavily cratered, an indication that the surface has not been renewed since quite long ago. But the south polar region shows signs of intense geologic activity

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This graphic illustrates how Cassini scientists think water interacts with rock at the bottom of the ocean of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, producing hydrogen gas.
This graphic illustrates how Cassini scientists think water interacts with rock at the bottom of the ocean of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, producing hydrogen gas.

Enceladus Hydrothermal Activity

This graphic illustrates how Cassini scientists think water interacts with rock at the bottom of the ocean of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, producing hydrogen gas.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
ID#: PIA21442
Added: 2017-04-13

Views: 4819

Enceladus Hydrothermal Activity

This graphic illustrates how Cassini scientists think water interacts with rock at the bottom of the ocean of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, producing hydrogen gas.

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Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity
Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity

Dichotomy

Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20524
Added: 2017-03-06

Views: 551

Dichotomy

Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity

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Seen from outside, Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling moons: cold, icy and inhospitable, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Seen from outside, Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling moons: cold, icy and inhospitable, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Potentially Hospitable Enceladus

Seen from outside, Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling moons: cold, icy and inhospitable, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20522
Added: 2017-02-06

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Potentially Hospitable Enceladus

Seen from outside, Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling moons: cold, icy and inhospitable, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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At first glance, the most obvious features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are Saturn's rings and the icy moon Enceladus. Upon closer inspection, Saturn's night side is also visible.
At first glance, the most obvious features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are Saturn's rings and the icy moon Enceladus. Upon closer inspection, Saturn's night side is also visible.

Dark and Arc

At first glance, the most obvious features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are Saturn's rings and the icy moon Enceladus. Upon closer inspection, Saturn's night side is also visible.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20487
Added: 2016-06-27

Views: 4358

Dark and Arc

At first glance, the most obvious features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are Saturn's rings and the icy moon Enceladus. Upon closer inspection, Saturn's night side is also visible.

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The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

The Dew Drop of Saturn

The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18368
Added: 2016-05-02

Views: 2880

The Dew Drop of Saturn

The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This feature, is actually tectonic in nature, created by stresses in Enceladus' icy shell.
A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This feature, is actually tectonic in nature, created by stresses in Enceladus' icy shell.

Y Marks the Spot

A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This feature, is actually tectonic in nature, created by stresses in Enceladus' icy shell.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18366
Added: 2016-04-18

Views: 2279

Y Marks the Spot

A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This feature, is actually tectonic in nature, created by stresses in Enceladus' icy shell.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.

Tilted Terminator

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18362
Added: 2016-03-14

Views: 2497

Tilted Terminator

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.

A Half-Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18351
Added: 2016-01-25

Views: 3395

A Half-Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.

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During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.
During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.

Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Close-up

During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20017
Added: 2016-01-13

Views: 3760

Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Close-up

During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.

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Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.
Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.

Enceladus, Old and New

Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18347
Added: 2015-12-21

Views: 3681

Enceladus, Old and New

Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.

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Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.
Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.

Bull's-eye Moons

Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18349
Added: 2015-12-14

Views: 3605

Bull's-eye Moons

Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.

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Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Water World

Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18343
Added: 2015-11-30

Views: 4058

Water World

Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.
Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.

Departing Enceladus

Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA17205
Added: 2015-10-30

Views: 4847

Departing Enceladus

Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.

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During its closest ever dive past the active south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft quickly shuttered its imaging cameras to capture glimpses of the fast moving terrain below.
During its closest ever dive past the active south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft quickly shuttered its imaging cameras to capture glimpses of the fast moving terrain below.

Enceladus Up-Close

During its closest ever dive past the active south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft quickly shuttered its imaging cameras to capture glimpses of the fast moving terrain below.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA17204
Added: 2015-10-30

Views: 8210

Enceladus Up-Close

During its closest ever dive past the active south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft quickly shuttered its imaging cameras to capture glimpses of the fast moving terrain below.

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The south polar region of Saturn's active, icy moon Enceladus awaits NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view, acquired on approach to the mission's deepest-ever dive through the moon's plume of icy spray.
The south polar region of Saturn's active, icy moon Enceladus awaits NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view, acquired on approach to the mission's deepest-ever dive through the moon's plume of icy spray.

Heading for the South Pole

The south polar region of Saturn's active, icy moon Enceladus awaits NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view, acquired on approach to the mission's deepest-ever dive through the moon's plume of icy spray.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17203
Added: 2015-10-30

Views: 3383

Heading for the South Pole

The south polar region of Saturn's active, icy moon Enceladus awaits NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view, acquired on approach to the mission's deepest-ever dive through the moon's plume of icy spray.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it neared icy Enceladus for its closest-ever dive past the moon's active south polar region. The view shows heavily cratered northern latitudes at top, transitioning to fractured, wrinkled terrain.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it neared icy Enceladus for its closest-ever dive past the moon's active south polar region. The view shows heavily cratered northern latitudes at top, transitioning to fractured, wrinkled terrain.

Approaching Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it neared icy Enceladus for its closest-ever dive past the moon's active south polar region. The view shows heavily cratered northern latitudes at top, transitioning to fractured, wrinkled terrain.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17202
Added: 2015-10-30

Views: 4078

Approaching Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it neared icy Enceladus for its closest-ever dive past the moon's active south polar region. The view shows heavily cratered northern latitudes at top, transitioning to fractured, wrinkled terrain.

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This artist's rendering showing a cutaway view into the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered the moon has a global ocean and likely hydrothermal activity.
This artist's rendering showing a cutaway view into the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered the moon has a global ocean and likely hydrothermal activity.

Enceladus (Artist Concept)

This artist's rendering showing a cutaway view into the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered the moon has a global ocean and likely hydrothermal activity.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
ID#: PIA20013
Added: 2015-10-26

Views: 2332

Enceladus (Artist Concept)

This artist's rendering showing a cutaway view into the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered the moon has a global ocean and likely hydrothermal activity.

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