PIA20015: Enceladus North Pole Montage
Target Name: Saturn
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: ISS - Wide Angle
Product Size: 1250 x 1904 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cassini Imaging Team
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This montage of images shows the precise location of the north pole on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. The snow-white surface is kept bright by material sprayed from the active plume of ice and vapor in the moon's south polar region.

A latitude-longitude grid has been added to the wide-angle camera image, at bottom, which also features a snowman-shaped trio of craters named Dunyazad, Shahrazad and Al-Haddar.

These images were previously released, unlabeled, as PIA20010 and PIA19660.

The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Image Addition Date:
2015-12-22