PIA23175: Enceladus Global View with Plume (Artist's Rendering)
 Target Name:  Enceladus
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Cassini-Huygens
 Spacecraft:  Cassini Orbiter
 Product Size:  4650 x 5850 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA23175.tif (33.19 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA23175.jpg (2.445 MB)

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This illustration shows Saturn's icy moon Enceladus with the plume of ice particles, water vapor and organic molecules that sprays from fractures in the moon's south polar region.

A cutaway version of this graphic is also available, showing the moon's interior ocean and hydrothermal activity — both of which were discovered by NASA's Cassini mission (see PIA20013).

This global view was created using a Cassini-derived map of Enceladus (see PIA18435).

More information about Enceladus is available at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/enceladus/in-depth/. For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/cassini/overview/.

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