Enceladus moon

NASA's Cassini captured this stunning mosaic as the spacecraft sped away from Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and its moons since it entered orbit in This image, taken on Oct. is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby Photo By NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Enceladus, Saturn's Moon spews at least four four distinct plumes of water vapor and ice from its south polar region. Image by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. via msnbc #Enceladus #Saturn #Cassini #NASA msnbc

Enceladus, Saturn's Moon spews at least four four distinct plumes of water vapor and ice from its south polar region. Image by NASA's Cassini Orbiter. Via msnbc

The ice fountains of Enceladus  Fountains of water ice blast thousands of kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus. It is thought that the pull of Saturn's powerful gravity distorts the moon and heats the interior, forming an underground ocean. When this reservoir of water contacts the vacuum of space it vaporises and explodes above the moon. Any liquid water freezes instantly.    Images of the ice fountains were first captured by the Cassini probe.

The ice fountains of Enceladus Fountains of water ice blast thousands of kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus. It is thought that the pull of Saturn's powerful gravity distorts the moon and heats the interior, forming an undergrou

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Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons.  The Cassini spacecraft captured an image of plumes originating from the south pole of the icy moon with a very clear signature of small ice particles. There is possible evidence of Yellowstone-like geysers fed by reservoirs of liquid water.

“Tiger Stripes” of Enceladus “ Pictured here is a high resolution Cassini image of Enceladus from a close flyby. Image credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA Do underground oceans vent.

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Don't miss this one by astrodaily1 #astrophotography #contratahotel (o) http://ift.tt/2cJUJHY's sixth largest moon Enceladus is one of the most scientifically compelling bodies in our solar system. In 2005 the Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrothermal vents on the surface of Enceladus that spew water vapor and ice particles into space. The eruptions of water and ice appear to be continuous and they supply material that contribute to the massive rings around gas-giant Saturn. Recently in…

Don't miss this one by astrodaily1 #astrophotography #contratahotel (o) http://ift.tt/2cJUJHY's sixth largest moon Enceladus is one of the most scientifically compelling bodies in our solar system. In 2005 the Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrothermal vents on the surface of Enceladus that spew water vapor and ice particles into space. The eruptions of water and ice appear to be continuous and they supply material that contribute to the massive rings around gas-giant Saturn. Recently in…

Enceladus moon orbiting Saturn

Enceladus moon orbiting Saturn

Enceladus (moon of Saturn) showing fountains of water vapor and ice

Enceladus (moon of Saturn) showing fountains of water vapor and ice

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its final flyby of Saturn’s Enceladus moon on Saturday.

Mapping Saturn’s Moons

Saturn's rings cut across an eerie scene that is ruled by Titan's luminous crescent and globe-encircling haze, broken by the small moon Enceladus, whose icy jets are dimly visible at its south pole. North is up.

Saturn's rings cut across an eerie scene that is ruled by Titan's luminous crescent and globe-encircling haze, broken by the small moon Enceladus, whose icy jets are dimly visible at its south pole.

Enceladus, Saturn's moon.

NASA's Cassini captured this stunning mosaic as the spacecraft sped away from…

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We've Found A Hidden Ocean On Enceladus That May Harbor Life

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