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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-02 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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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.
PIA18368:
The Dew Drop of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA18366:
Y Marks the Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two moons hover above the rings from this perspective, Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across), at left, and Janus (111 miles or 179 kilometers across), at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18360:
Dark Moons, Dark Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA18362:
Tilted Terminator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three of Saturn's moons, Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas, are captured in this group photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18357:
Three Times the Fun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA18351:
A Half-Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA20017:
Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Enceladus above the rings and Rhea below. The comparatively tiny speck of Atlas can also be seen just above and to the left of Rhea, and just above the thin line of Saturn's F ring.
PIA18352:
Triple Play
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This montage of images from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows the precise location of the north pole on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.
PIA20015:
Enceladus North Pole Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA18347:
Enceladus, Old and New
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini orbiter peered out over the northern territory on Saturn's moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015.
PIA17211:
Features of the North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini orbiter shows its final close flyby of Enceladus to focus on the icy moon's craggy, dimly lit limb, with the planet Saturn beyond.
PIA17210:
Ice and Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows this view featuring the nearly parallel furrows and ridges of the feature named Samarkand Sulci.
PIA17209:
Frozen Fractures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA18349:
Bull's-eye Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA18343:
Water World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark night sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18345:
A Brighter Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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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.
PIA17205:
Departing Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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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.
PIA17204:
Enceladus Up-Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA17203:
Heading for the South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA17202:
Approaching Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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.
PIA20013:
Enceladus (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a sequence of images, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows changes in the brightness of the Enceladus plume during a 6.5-hour observation.
PIA17198:
Changing View of the Enceladus Plume Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Enceladus is a world divided, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The terrain to the north is covered in impact craters, to the south, cratering is much more sparse.
PIA18340:
A Tale of Two Hemispheres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied this tight trio of craters as it approached Saturn's icy moon Enceladus for a close flyby on Oct. 14, 2015. The craters, located at high northern latitudes, are sliced through by thin fractures.
PIA20011:
Saturnian Snowman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows battered terrain around the north pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Craters crowd and overlap each other, each one recording an impact in the moon's distant past.
PIA20010:
Craters Crowd the North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed by Saturn's icy moon Enceladus on Oct. 14, 2015, capturing this stunning image of the moon's north pole.
PIA19660:
A Fractured Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is of the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus showing a global liquid water ocean between its rocky core and icy crust.
PIA19656:
Global Ocean on Enceladus (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Enceladus looks as though it is half lit by sunlight in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Images like this one are designed to capture the extended plume of icy material spraying from the moon's south polar region.
PIA18328:
Dark Side of the Moon: Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Phantom jets in simulated images produced by the scientists line up nicely with some of the features in real images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft that appear to be discrete columns of spray.
PIA19061:
Enceladus Curtains: Comparing Data and Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This simulation, which begins and ends with a real image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, demonstrates how the appearance of discrete jets could be an optical illusion that varies based on viewing geometry.
PIA19060:
Icy Curtain Eruptions on Enceladus Create an Illusion of Discrete Jets (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic plots the source locations of geysers scientists have located on Enceladus' south polar terrain, with the 36 most active geyser sources marked and color coded by the behavior of the grains erupting from the geysers.
PIA17192:
Tendril-producing Geysers on Enceladus' South Polar Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This collage of NASA's Cassini spacecraft images and computer simulations shows how long, sinuous features from Enceladus can be modeled by tracing the trajectories of tiny, icy grains ejected from the moon's south polar geysers.
PIA17191:
Simulations of the Tendrils
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration depicts potential origins of methane found in the plume of gas and ice particles that sprays from Saturn's moon, Enceladus, based on research by scientists working with the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer on NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA19059:
Trapping of Methane In Enceladus' Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This cutaway view of Saturn's moon Enceladus is an artist's rendering that depicts possible hydrothermal activity that may be taking place on and under the seafloor of the moon's subsurface ocean, based on published results from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA19058:
Enceladus: Possible Hydrothermal Activity (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Enceladus (visible in the lower-left corner of the image) is but a speck before enormous Saturn, but even a small moon can generate big waves of excitement throughout the scientific community.
PIA18296:
Mighty Little Dot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This set of global, color mosaics of Saturn's moon Enceladus was produced from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first ten years exploring the Saturn system.
PIA18435:
Color Maps of Enceladus - 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's rendering shows a regional cross-section of the ice shell underlying Enceladus' south polar terrain, illustrating our current knowledge of the physical and thermal structure and processes ongoing below and at the surface.
PIA17190:
What Lies Beneath: Regional View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's rendering shows a cross-section of the ice shell immediately beneath one of Enceladus' geyser-active fractures, illustrating the physical and thermal structure and the processes ongoing below and at the surface.
PIA17189:
What Lies Beneath: Close Up View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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On this polar stereographic map of Enceladus' south polar terrain, all 100 geysers have been plotted whose source locations have been determined in NASA's Cassini's imaging survey of the moon's geyser basin.
PIA17188:
Surveyor's Map of Enceladus' Geyser Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This plot shows the variation in brightness of the plume of material, composed of all the geysers erupting from the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus, as a function of the moon's orbital position around Saturn.
PIA17187:
Enceladus' Plume Brightness Variations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic shows a 3-D model of 98 geysers whose source locations and tilts were found in a NASA Cassini imaging survey of Enceladus' south polar terrain by the method of triangulation.
PIA17186:
Geyser Basin in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, one of those acquired in the survey conducted by the Cassini imaging science team of the geyser basin at the south pole of Enceladus, was taken as Cassini was looking across the moon's south pole.
PIA17184:
Encroaching Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This dramatic view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the region of Enceladus' geyser basin and down on the ends of the Baghdad and Damascus fractures that face Saturn.
PIA17183:
Elevated View of Enceladus' South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-03 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Deep Space Network (DSN)
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Gravity measurements by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network suggest that Saturn's moon Enceladus, which has jets of water vapor and ice gushing from its south pole, also harbors a large interior ocean beneath an ice shell.
PIA18071:
Ocean Inside Saturn's Moon Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, covered in snow and ice, resembles a perfectly packed snowball in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17182:
A Snowball in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a still and partially sunlit Enceladus. The Saturnian moon is covered in ice that reflects sunlight similar to freshly fallen snow, making Enceladus one of the most reflective objects in the solar system.
PIA17181:
Frozen in Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Enceladus's unusual plume is only easily visible when NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the Sun are on opposite sides of Enceladus. So what's lighting up the moon then? It's light reflected off Saturn.
PIA17129:
By the Pale Saturn-light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows how the gravitational pull of Saturn affects the amount of spray coming from jets at the active moon Enceladus.
PIA17040:
Squeezing and Releasing Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows the difference in the amount of spray emanating from Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA17039:
Enceladus "On" and "Off"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Evoking the haunting beauty of Earth's Moon, a crescent Enceladus appears in the skies around Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17121:
Crescent Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Like a proud peacock displaying its tail, Enceladus shows off its beautiful plume to NASA's Cassini spacecraft's cameras. Enceladus (313 miles, or 504 kilometers across) is seen here illuminated by light reflected off Saturn.
PIA14658:
Beautiful Plumage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Enceladus are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini clear-filter images.
PIA14940:
Enceladus Polar Maps - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Enceladus are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini clear-filter images.
PIA14939:
Enceladus Polar Maps - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This mosaic shows an updated global map of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, created using images taken during flybys of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The map incorporates new images taken during flybys in December 2011.
PIA14937:
Map of Enceladus - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As the long winter night deepens at Enceladus' south pole, its jets are also progressively falling into darkness in this image observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14642:
Sunset on the Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn's shadow. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit.
PIA14934:
A Splendor Seldom Seen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The Cassini spacecraft takes an angled view toward Saturn, showing the southern reaches of the planet with the rings on a dramatic diagonal. The moon Enceladus appears as a small, bright speck in the lower left of the image.
PIA14627:
Angling Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus is partially eclipsed by the planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which also features the moon Titan in the distance.
PIA14617:
Eclipsing a Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The brightly reflective moon Enceladus appears before Saturn's rings while the larger moon Titan looms in the distance. Jets of water ice and vapor emanating from the south pole of Enceladus (hinting at subsurface sea rich in organics).
PIA14604:
The Tale Continues...
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines Saturn and the planet's northern hemisphere, which was ravaged by a huge storm for much of 2011.
PIA14601:
Quieted Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Below a darkened Enceladus, a plume of water ice is backlit in this view of one of Saturn's most dramatic moons. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14599:
Dark Moon, Dramatic Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A crescent Enceladus appears with Saturn's rings in this view of the moon from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The famed jets of water ice emanating from the south polar region of the moon are faintly visible here.
PIA14594:
Rings and Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at a brightly illuminated Enceladus and examines the surface of the leading hemisphere of this Saturnian moon.
PIA14588:
Brilliant Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A pair of Saturn's moons appear insignificant compared to the immensity of the planet. Enceladus is at left, Epimetheus appears as a tiny black speck on the far left in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14587:
Tiny by the Terminator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this view of the south polar area of Saturn's moon Enceladus in visible and near-visible (ultraviolet and infrared) light and synthetic-aperture radar (SAR).
PIA15172:
Southern Enceladus in Radar View Animation Icon
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Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This image using synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows grooves in the southern part of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA15171:
Groovy Enceladus Animation Icon
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Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This image shows rough ice in the southern part of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It was created using synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 6, 2011.
PIA15170:
Enceladus Sparkle Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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During a flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 1, 2011, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this portrait of the moon joined by its sibling Epimetheus and the planet's rings.
PIA14582:
Hiding Little Brother
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a close view of some of the southern terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus, where newly created terrain is on display.
PIA14578:
The New South
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ISS - Wide Angle
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A pair of Saturn's moons appears as if hung below the planet's rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus appears just below the rings here, near center, Tethys is near bottom center, and Tethys is closer to Cassini than is Enceladus.
PIA14577:
Pendent Pair
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its Oct. 1, 2011 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus and its jets of water vapor and ice.
PIA14858:
Saturn's Geyser Moon Enceladus Shows off for NASA's Cassini
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A quintet of Saturn's moons come together in this portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Janus is seen on the far left, Pandora orbits near the middle, Enceladus appears above the center, and Rhea and Mimas are seen on the right side.
PIA14573:
Quintet of Moons
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft observes three of Saturn's moons set against the darkened night side of the planet. Seen here are Rhea, closest to Cassini, Enceladus to right of Rhea, and Dione, left of Rhea.
PIA12771:
Bright Moons
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Lit terrain seen here is in the area between the leading hemisphere and Saturn-facing side of Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across). North on Enceladus is up.
PIA12770:
Sliver of Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft surveys the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image, which shows newly created terrain in the upper right meeting older, cratered terrain in the lower left.
PIA12765:
Scanning Enceladus' Surface
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A crescent Enceladus, imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from the night side, shows off its spectacular water ice plumes emanating from the south polar region of this moon of Saturn.
PIA12762:
Plumes and a Crescent
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches over the northern latitudes of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus while the planet's rings peek through in the distance in this snapshot.
PIA12757:
Northern Reaches
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This graphic, using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows how the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus emits much more power than scientists had originally predicted.
PIA13891:
Enceladus the Powerhouse
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ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views Saturn with a selection of its moons in varying sizes. Also seen here are Titan (center), Enceladus (far right), Pandora, barely detectable as a speck on the far left, has been brightened by a factor of two.
PIA12756:
Moons Small to Large
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus reflects sunlight brightly while the planet and its rings fill the background in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus is one of the most reflective bodies in the solar system.
PIA12753:
Bright Enceladus
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Saturn's 'wispy' moon Dione lies in front of the cratered surface of the moon Tethys, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dione is closest to the spacecraft here.
PIA12751:
Wisps Before Craters
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks over cratered and tectonically deformed terrain on Saturn's moon Enceladus as the camera also catches a glimpse of the planet's rings in the background.
PIA12750:
Looking Over Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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At top of this image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was actually closer to the spacecraft in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12749:
Dione's Deception
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus brightly reflects sunlight before a backdrop of the planet's rings and the rings' shadows cast onto the planet. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this snapshot during its flyby of the moon on Nov. 30, 2010.
PIA12747:
Ring Backdrop
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows a high-resolution heat intensity map of part of the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13621:
Tiger Stripe Split Ends
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have enabled scientists to make the highest-resolution heat intensity maps yet for the hottest part of a 'tiger stripe' fissure on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA13620:
Hot and Narrow Tiger Stripe
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Jets of water ice particles spew from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 13, 2010. A crescent of the moon appears dimly illuminated in front of the bright limb of Saturn.
PIA12801:
Before Saturn's Limb
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Small water ice particles fly from fissures in the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image taken during the Aug. 13, 2010, flyby of the moon by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12800:
Looming Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Six of Saturn's moons orbiting within and beyond the planet's rings are collected in this Cassini spacecraft image; they include Enceladus, Epimetheus, Atlas, Daphnis, Pan, and Janus.
PIA12741:
Sextet of Moons
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This set of enhanced-color maps made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Saturn's moons Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Rhea.
PIA13423:
Enhanced-Color Maps of Saturn Inner Moons
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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A graphic laid atop an image of Enceladus jets taken by NASA's Cassini's imaging cameras shows bubbles in seawater traveling through a passage in the ice crust to feed a geyser. Seawater flows back down to the subsurface ocean through cracks in the ice.
PIA13420:
Proposed 'Perrier' Ocean for Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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At least four distinct plumes of water ice spew out from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this dramatically illuminated image. Light reflected off Saturn is illuminating the surface of the moon while the sun backlights the plumes.
PIA12733:
Highlighting Plumes
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two sources of light reveal the dramatic surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this NASA Cassini image in which geologic features give the appearance of the leathery skin of an elephant.
PIA12719:
Elephant Skin Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, imaged at high phase, shows off its spectacular water ice plumes emanating from its south polar region in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12713:
High-Phase Plumes
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, seen beyond the outline of the planet's night side, spews water ice from its south polar region. The plumes can be faintly seen at the bottom of the moon in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12705:
Activity Past Dark Side
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Bright spokes can be seen on Saturn's B ring just in front of the shadow cast on the rings on the night side of the planet in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12694:
Spokes Before Night
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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As Enceladus spews water ice from its south polar region, NASA's Cassini also shows Saturn's faint G ring before the moon.
PIA12693:
Enceladus and G Ring
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines old and new terrain on Saturn's fascinating Enceladus, a moon where jets of water ice particles and vapor spew from the south pole. Newly created terrain is at the bottom, in the center and on the left of this view.
PIA12673:
Differently Aged Terrain
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Enceladus darkens a small portion of the swirling clouds on Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus itself is not visible in this view.
PIA12662:
Shadow from Unseen Moon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The highly reflective surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus is almost completely illuminated in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image taken at a low phase angle.
PIA12660:
Enceladus at Low Phase
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