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New Cassini Image: Saturn's moon Rhea with the planet's tiny moon Epimetheus Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute; Processed image: G. Ugarković

Cassini Image: Saturn's moon Rhea with the planet's tiny moon Epimetheus Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute; Processed image: G.

8 Real World Science Facts About Saturn's Moon Enceladus

This infographic features some of the most intriguing findings scientists have made about Saturn's moon Enceladus using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft at Saturn.

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Ice Geysers on a Distant Moon

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

Epimetheus Revealed, moon of Saturn

Epimetheus Revealed, moon of Saturn

Saturn's moons Dione and Tethys are caught in a celestial tango (Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

Saturn's moons Dione and Tethys are caught in a celestial tango (Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

Titan is probably  the least inhospitable place in the outer solar system, but remember to bring oxygen and warm clothing.

In theory, it could work. How Humans Could Live on Saturn's Moon Titan: It is probably the least inhospitable place in the outer solar system, but remember to bring oxygen and warm clothing.

Cassini's discovery that Saturn's moons, like Enceladus, had the potential ingredients to produce life highlighted the importance of the mission, and further emphasized the need for the spacecraft to meet its dramatic end.

Scientists used Cassini spacecraft images to show that Saturn& moon Enceladus may have tipped away from its original spin axis by 55 degrees - more than halfway toward rolling completely onto its side.

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for August 2014 | August 16, 2014: Rhea and Epimetheus Transiting  NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Space Photo of the Day for August 2014

Space in Images - 2014 - 08 - Saturn's moon Rhea, Epimetheus transiting

Inside Enceladus, Icy Moon of Saturn (Infographic)

Infographic: Surface and interior of Enceladus. Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist (Source: NASA JPL)

nasa That's no moon... oh wait, yes it is. It's Saturn's moon Mimas and it's large Herschel Crater. Shadows cast across the moon, provide an indication of the size of the crater's towering walls and central peak.  Named after the icy moon's discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 miles (139 kilometers) wide -- almost one-third of the diameter of Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers) itself. Large impact craters often have peaks in their center. Herschel's peak stands…

This image of Saturn’s seventh largest moon, Mimas, was photographed when NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was approximately miles km) away.

This image shows two moons of Saturn, Mimas on the right and Dione on the left. And though you might find it hard to believe, that dark line running through the center is in fact Saturn’s ring.

A Magical View of Saturn's Ring, Side-On

Looking Up to the Giant Thanks to the illumination angle, Mimas (right) and Dione (left) appear to be staring up at a giant Saturn looming in the background.

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is the only natural satellite known to have a dense atmosphere, and is the only object other than earth for which clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.

Titan in false color showing surface details and atmosphere with Xanadu in the bright region at the center-right.

Saturn's icy moon Dione has oxygen atmosphere

Dione (A moon of Saturn) This view highlights tectonic faults and craters on Dione, an icy world that has undoubtedly experienced geologic activity since its formation. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Source link: www.

Three Times the Fun

Three Times the Fun

NASA craft captures a trio of moons amid Saturn’s. NASA craft captures a trio of moons amid Saturn’s rings…

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

At least four distinct plumes of water ice spew out from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera - Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute