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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image is the first skeet-shoot image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's very close flyby of Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008. It captures a region near the Cairo Sulcus on Enceladus' south polar terrain that is littered with blocks of ice.
PIA11105:
Enceladus Rev 80 Flyby Skeet Shoot #1
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This image is the third skeet-shoot image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's very close flyby of Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008. Cairo Sulcus is crossing the southern part of the image.
PIA11106:
Enceladus Rev 80 Flyby Skeet Shoot #3
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This image is the seventh skeet-shoot image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's very close flyby of Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008. Damascus Sulcus is crossing the upper part of the image.
PIA11107:
Enceladus Rev 80 Flyby Skeet Shoot #7
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This image is the fourth skeet-shoot footprint taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's very close flyby of Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008. Cairo Sulcus is shown crossing the upper left portion of the image.
PIA11109:
Enceladus Rev 80 Flyby Skeet Shoot #4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This sweeping mosaic of Saturn's moon Enceladus provides broad regional context for the ultra-sharp, close-up views NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired minutes earlier, during its flyby on Aug. 11, 2008.
PIA11112:
Great Southern Land
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shot past the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008, acquiring a set of seven high-resolution images targeting known jet source locations on the moon's 'tiger stripe' fractures, or sulci.
PIA11113:
Damascus Sulcus on Enceladus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shot past the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008, acquiring a set of seven high-resolution images targeting known jet source locations on the moon's 'tiger stripe' fractures, or sulci.
PIA11114:
Baghdad and Cairo Sulci on Enceladus
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft began its August 2008 flyby of Enceladus, the spacecraft approached over the moon's cratered north pole. Cassini acquired this view as the icy moon grew ever larger in its field of view.
PIA10471:
Approaching Enceladus
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft sped away from Enceladus following its close August 2008 flyby, the moon's wrinkled south polar region remained in view.
PIA10473:
White Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-03 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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During a distant flyby encounter with Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft imaged the moon's wrinkled leading hemisphere.
PIA10483:
Youthful Wrinkles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Ring shadows line the face of distant Saturn, providing an exquisite backdrop for the brilliant, white sphere of Enceladus. This icy moon is a target of intense study for NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its Equinox mission.
PIA10485:
Focus on Enceladus
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The active surface jets on Saturn's moon Enceladus collectively form a brilliant, extended plume that is made visible as sunlight scatters among the microscopic particles of ice. Image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA10502:
Plumewatch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus peeks over the limb of Dione during a partial occultation. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 13, 2008.
PIA10500:
Occulting Enceladus
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Northern craters line the crescent of Enceladus. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is part of an observation designed to view the moon's plume of icy particles at a moderately high phase angle.
PIA10498:
Just a Phase
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's extremely close encounter with Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 9, 2008.
PIA11119:
Enceladus Oct. 9, 2008 Flyby - Posted Image #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's extremely close encounter with Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 9, 2008.
PIA11120:
Enceladus Oct. 9, 2008 Flyby - Posted Image #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's extremely close encounter with Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 9, 2008.
PIA11121:
Enceladus Oct. 9, 2008 Flyby - Posted Image #3
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This image was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's extremely close encounter with Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 9, 2008.
PIA11122:
Enceladus Oct. 9, 2008 Flyby - Posted Image #4
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This image was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's extremely close encounter with Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 9, 2008.
PIA11123:
Enceladus Oct. 9, 2008 Flyby - Posted Image #5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-02 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft was the fourth 'skeet shoot' narrow-angle image captured during the Oct. 31, 2008, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA11108:
Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot #4
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was the eighth 'skeet shoot' narrow-angle image captured during the October 31, 2008, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA11125:
Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot #8
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was the ninth 'skeet shoot' narrow-angle image captured during the Oct. 31, 2008 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA11127:
Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot #9
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This mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was made from 'skeet shoot' narrow-angle images 1, 2, 3, and 4, all captured during the Oct. 31, 2008, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA11134:
Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot 1-4 Mosaic
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus just after the spacecraft passed within 25 kilometers (15 miles) of the surface on Oct. 9, 2008.
PIA10515:
Over the Limb
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On Oct. 9, 2008, just after coming within 25 kilometers (15.6 miles) of the surface of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini captured this stunning mosaic as the spacecraft sped away from this geologically active moon of Saturn.
PIA11133:
A Tectonic Feast
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During two close flybys of Saturn's moon Enceladus in 2008, the cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired several very high-resolution images of specific regions of the south polar terrain.
PIA11135:
Tiger Stripes...Magnified!
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In the boundary between light and shadow on Saturn's moon Enceladus, run the Anbar FossaeŚ a series of narrow, shallow depressions. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 17, 2008.
PIA10562:
The Arabian Connection
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Sunrise uncovers both old and new Enceladus in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The lit side of the moon faces Saturn toward the left in this view of the trailing hemisphere.
PIA10573:
The New South and the Old North
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Basking in sunlight, Enceladus looks peaceful and quiet while unseen jets of vapor and icy particles shoot from the south polar terrain of Saturn's active moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA11451:
Hidden Activity
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Sunlight illuminates a bright crescent on Saturn's moon Enceladus while Saturnshine dimly lights more of the moon. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the Saturn-facing side of Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across).
PIA11490:
Shining a Second Light
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Saturn's moon Enceladus looks tranquil here, concealing the true nature of this active moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 10, 2009.
PIA11520:
Serene Enceladus
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As the moon Enceladus eclipses its neighbor Mimas, NASA's Cassini spacecraft records a scene possible only around the time of Saturn's approaching equinox.
PIA11661:
Eclipsing Mimas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-20 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the varied surface of the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA11562:
Trailing Enceladus
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Two sources of light illuminate the textured surface of the moon Enceladus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow angle camera.
PIA11580:
Twice-Lit Moon
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This perspective view, generated from high resolution images acquired by NASA's Cassini orbiter, highlights one of the wall scarps of the medial trough of Cairo Sulcus on Enceladus.
PIA12209:
Perspective view of Cairo Sulcus, Enceladus
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This perspective view, generated from high resolution images acquired by NASA's Cassini orbiter, highlights one of the wall scarps of the medial trough of Damascus Sulcus on Enceladus.
PIA12207:
Perspective view of Damascus Sulcus, Enceladus
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This perspective view, generated from high resolution images acquired by NASA's Cassini orbiter, highlights one of the wall scarps of the medial trough of Baghdad Sulcus on Enceladus.
PIA12208:
Perspective view of Baghdad Sulcus, Enceladus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at craters near the north pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Cratered surfaces on solar system moons indicate older terrains, while smooth surfaces are generally younger.
PIA11601:
Smooth and Rough Enceladus
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The moon Enceladus passes behind the larger moon Tethys, as seen in this pair of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The image on the left was taken a little more than a minute before the image on the right.
PIA12523:
Enceladus Behind Tethys
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Two of Saturn's icy moons pass each other in a mutual event recorded by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The smaller moon Enceladus passes in front of the larger moon Rhea.
PIA12538:
Enceladus Meets Rhea
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Both ancient and more recent surfaces are exposed in this view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA12589:
Young and Old
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft two light sources illuminate Saturn's highly reflective moon Enceladus featuring bright rings and the small moon Pandora in the foreground.
PIA12600:
Dual Illuminated Enceladus
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From a distant perspective, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees hints of the unusual surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, a moon where new terrain is created around a geologically active south polar region.
PIA12637:
Crescent of Changing Terrain
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Rings and Enceladus
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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.
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Dark Moon, Dramatic Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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 2013-01-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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 2013-04-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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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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.
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Crescent Enceladus
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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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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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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 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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.
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Elevated View of Enceladus' South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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 2015-08-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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 2015-10-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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 2015-10-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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.
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Saturnian Snowman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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.
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A Tale of Two Hemispheres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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.
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Approaching Enceladus
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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 2015-11-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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 2015-11-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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 2015-12-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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 2015-12-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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
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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 2015-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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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
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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.
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Features of the North
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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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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.
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Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Close-up
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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 2016-02-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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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.
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Tilted Terminator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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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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Seen from outside, Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling moons: cold, icy and inhospitable, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Potentially Hospitable Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity
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Dichotomy
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The north polar area of Enceladus, seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, is heavily cratered, an indication that the surface has not been renewed since quite long ago. But the south polar region shows signs of intense geologic activity
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North Pole of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus highlights the many fractures and furrows on its icy surface, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Slim Crescent of Ice
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Enceladus' intriguing south-polar jets are viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from afar, backlit by sunlight while the moon itself glows softly in reflected Saturn-shine.
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Jets from a Distance
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