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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn and Dione regard Enceladus, the object their gravitational tug-of-war in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 8, 2007.
PIA09798:
Key Players
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies Enceladus and Epimetheus near the limb of Saturn. Geologically active Enceladus is 505 kilometers across; smaller, more irregularly shaped Epimetheus is 116 kilometers across.
PIA09791:
Off Saturn's Shoulder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-05 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus is seen here, across the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings. This image was taken in polarized green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Oct. 27, 2007.
PIA09786:
Enceladus Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-20 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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From a low angle above Saturn's rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of an icy moon is partly obscured. The view looks toward Enceladus across the unilluminated side of the rings from less than a degree above the ringplane.
PIA09775:
Enceladus in Hiding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The leading hemisphere of Enceladus displays a remarkably fresh-looking surface in this recent view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. At this resolution, only a few craters can be made out in this wrinkled region of the geologically active moon's surface.
PIA09770:
A Fresh Face
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft returns another dazzling postcard from its journey with this view of cloud-streaked Saturn and two of its moons, Enceladus and Mimas. This image was taken on Sept. 25, 2007.
PIA09767:
No Postage Required
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Icy sentinels Tethys and Enceladus stand guard on Saturn's doorstep, defying the distant Sun in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 20, 2007.
PIA09762:
Cold Kingdom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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With Enceladus nearly in front of the Sun from NASA's Cassini's viewpoint, its icy jets become clearly visible against the background. This view is roughly perpendicular to the direction of the linear 'tiger stripe' fractures from which the jets emanate.
PIA09761:
Icy Jets Aglow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's incredible rings dwarf its moons in sheer scale. But all of their material, if compacted into a single body, would make a moon smaller than Enceladus, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft next to the planet's banded globe.
PIA09757:
Ice Spread Thin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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While on final approach for its Sept. 2007 close encounter with Saturn's moon Iapetus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spun around to take in a sweeping view of the Saturn System.
PIA08387:
The View from Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-10 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Views like this help identify the source locations for individual jets spurting ice particles, water vapor and trace organic compounds from the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus. This false-color view was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08386:
Jet Blue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-10 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This map of the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows the correlation between jet sources identified in NASA's Cassini imaging data and hot spots on the surface located by the composite infrared spectrometer instrument.
PIA08385:
Enceladus Jet Sources
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn sits with its attendants in the icy depths of the outer Solar System in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA09732:
Kingdom of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-17 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Two icy moons meet on the sky in a 'mutual event' recorded by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The great brightness of Enceladus is rather obvious in comparison to Dione behind it.
PIA09729:
Enceladus and Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's diverse family of moons are captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan hovers above the thin line of the rings. Epimetheus is a mere speck at far left. Enceladus sits in front of the ringplane from Cassini's view.
PIA09016:
Trio Near the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea and Enceladus float across the field of view as bright clouds roll through the gas giant Saturn's skies in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA09005:
Spellbinding Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-10 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This nearly equatorial view shows cratered regions on Enceladus in the central part of its leading hemisphere and high northern latitudes. This image was taken in polarized green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA09003:
Scars on an Active World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-10 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus appears as a rather bland orb in this far-off snapshot, but the dark markings, called sulci, long, roughly parallel fractures from which a spray of icy particles escapes into the void, are seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08980:
Exciting Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Peeking over the crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the towering plume of ice particles erupting from the moon's south polar region
PIA08954:
Icy Emanations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Plumes of water vapor and other gases escape at high velocity from the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, as shown in this artist concept.
PIA09209:
Shear Heating on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Blazing like an icy torch, the plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus shines in scattered sunlight as the moon casts a shadow onto Saturn's E ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08921:
Casting a Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Sunlight makes visible the faint band called the E ring as two of Saturn's moons, Enceladus and Tethys, meet in the sky. Enceladus' brilliant plume of ice erupting from its south pole as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08919:
Moons in the Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The high northern latitudes on Saturn's moon Enceladus show little detail from NASA's Cassini's distant vantage point, nearly 50 degrees above the moon's equator.
PIA08915:
Astral Pearl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie begins with a view of the sunlit side of the rings. As the spacecraft speeds from south to north, the rings appear to tilt downward and collapse to a thin plane.
PIA08356:
The Great Crossing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down under at the tortured south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, crossed by its 'tiger stripes,' or sulci, as the long, nearly parallel fractures are officially known.
PIA08881:
Icy Outpost?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Fine topographic detail and color variations are revealed in this 11-image, false color mosaic taken during NASA's Cassini's second close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, on March 9, 2005.
PIA08355:
Exploring Icy Canyons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Numerous blue-green fractures can be seen in this false-color mosaic taken during NASA's Cassini's second close flyby of Enceladus, on March 9, 2005.
PIA08354:
Fractured World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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A variety of surface ages is revealed in this 16-image mosaic taken during NASA's Cassini's first close flyby of Enceladus, on Feb. 17, 2005.
PIA08353:
Enceladus: Trailing Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08350:
Enceladus Transits Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Enceladus was created using data taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with gaps in coverage filled in by NASA Voyager spacecraft data.
PIA08342:
Map of Enceladus - December 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Lit by reflected light from Saturn, Enceladus appears to hover above the gleaming rings, its well-defined ice particle jets spraying a continuous hail of tiny ice grains as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08337:
Brilliant Ice Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Multiple jets of icy particles are blasted into space by the active venting on Saturn's moon Enceladus as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08336:
Ice Fountains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer captured its first view of the infrared heat radiation emanating from the 'tiger stripe' fractures at the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus since the discovery of the hot spot 16 months earlier.
PIA09037:
Enceladus Keeps the Home Fires Burning
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus shows off its tortured south polar terrain, which is crosscut by the roughly parallel furrows and ridges called sulci, or informally, 'tiger stripes.' This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08835:
Arabian Sulci
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-05 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A ghostly view of Saturn's moon Enceladus reveals the specter of the moon's icy plume of fine particles. Scientists continue to monitor the plume, where mission planning allows, using NASA's Cassini spacecraft's imaging cameras.
PIA08829:
Out of the Noise
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-17 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Looking down onto the northern hemisphere of geologically complex Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies softened, or 'relaxed,' craters and east-west trending fractures and faults.
PIA08312:
Relaxing on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Sturn's moon Enceladus has enchanted scientists and non-scientists alike. With its potential for near-surface liquid water, the icy moon may be a possible abode for life. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08286:
Half-lit Enceladus
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The wrinkled border of Enceladus' south polar region snakes across this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, separating fresher, younger terrain from more ancient, cratered provinces.
PIA08280:
A Folded Surface
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the wrinkled, fractured and remarkably crater-poor terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA08276:
Enigma in Ice
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Wispy fingers of bright, icy material reach tens of thousands of kilometers outward from Saturn's moon Enceladus into the E ring, while the moon's active south polar jets continue to fire away. Image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08321:
Ghostly Fingers of Enceladus
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Enceladus continues to exhale water ice into Saturn orbit, keeping the E ring topped off with tiny particles as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08258:
Living Moon
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Few large craters are to be found in the wrinkled terrain of Enceladus, where the surface has been reworked by geologic processes presumably resulting from the moon's inner warmth. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08249:
Moon With a Warm Heart
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-07 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Two slim crescents smile toward NASA's Cassini spacecraft following an occultation event.
PIA08237:
Rhea Releases Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings cut across an eerie scene that is ruled by Titan's luminous crescent and globe-encircling haze, broken by the small moon Enceladus, whose icy jets are dimly visible at its south pole this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08235:
Candle in the Dark
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Rhea and Enceladus shared the sky just before the smaller moon passed behind its larger, cratered sibling.This image is part of a 'mutual event' series in which one moon passes close to or in front of another
PIA08229:
Enceladus Approaches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The ice jets of Enceladus send particles streaming into space hundreds of kilometers above the south pole of this spectacularly active moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08226:
Boosting the Signal
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Two frigid moons, Rhea and Enceladus, shine in reflected light from Saturn. In such low light and at great distance, Rhea's cratered surface looks deceptively smooth in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08224:
Planetglow
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Four minutes after NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured dark Mimas and softly-lit Enceladus near the ringplane, Mimas had slipped into near-obscurity against Saturn's dark side.
PIA08222:
Mimas in Hiding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The unlit side of the rings glows with scattered sunlight as two moons circle giant Saturn. The light reaching NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view has traveled many paths before being captured.
PIA08220:
Light from Many Paths
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Enceladus blasts its icy spray into space in this unlit-side ring view that also features a tiny sliver of Rhea. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on June 9, 2006.
PIA08217:
Softly Glowing Scene
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The real jewels of Saturn are arguably its stunning collection of icy moons. Seen here with the unlit side of the rings are Titan, Tethys and Enceladus with its fountain-like geysers. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08216:
The Moons are the Stars
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Wrinkled and cracked Enceladus hangs in the distance as the pitted ring moon Janus, at right, rounds the outer edge of the F ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08207:
Moons of Interest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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In a silent orbital ballet, Saturn's crater-covered moon Rhea slips between the moons Mimas and Enceladus. The movie was created using 59 clear-filter images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera over a period of about 40 minutes.
PIA07804:
The Silent Spheres Animation Icon
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The brightest body in the solar system, Enceladus, is contrasted here against Titan's smoggy, golden murk as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Feb. 5, 2006.
PIA07787:
A Tale of Two Moons
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An enhanced close-up view shows at least two distinct jets spraying a mist of fine particles from the south polar region of Enceladus. This image shows the night side of Saturn and the active moon against dark sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08199:
Scattered Ice, Scattered Light
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The plumes of Saturn's moon Enceladus continue to gush icy particles into Saturn orbit, making this little moon one of a select group of geologically active bodies in the solar system as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08197:
A Moon's Telltale Tail
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NASA's Cassini stares toward the night side of Saturn, seen here on the right, as the active icy moon Enceladus glides past.
PIA08195:
Dark Side of Saturn's Moon
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This graphic illustrates the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It shows warm, low-density material rising to the surface from within, in its icy shell (yellow) and/or its rocky core (red). This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08500:
Enceladus Roll
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Enceladus briefly passes behind the crescent of Rhea in these images, which are part of a 'mutual event' sequence taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences help scientists refine our understanding of the orbits of Saturn's moons.
PIA08180:
Now You See Me…
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Four of Saturn's many and varied moons crowd this single frame from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08182:
A Multitude of Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Dreamy colors ranging from pale rose to butterscotch to sapphire give this utterly inhospitable gas planet a romantic appeal. Shadows of the rings caress the northern latitudes whose blue color is presumed to be a seasonal effect as seen by NASA's Cassini
PIA08166:
Saturn's Subtle Spectrum
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The three very different moons seen here provide targets of great interest for planetary scientists studying the Saturn system. Captured by NASA's Cassini, along with the rings, are Tethys at upper right, Enceladus below center and Janus at lower left.
PIA08165:
Frontier Worlds
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This view of the faint E ring - a ring feature now known to be created by Enceladus - also shows two of Saturn's small moons that orbit within the ring, among a field of stars in the background. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08163:
The Enceladus Ring
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As our robotic emissary to Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is privileged to behold such fantastic sights as this pairing of two moons beyond the rings. The bright, narrow F ring is the outermost ring structure seen
here.
PIA08150:
Enceladus Races Onward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea and Enceladus hover in the distance beyond Saturn's ringplane. Enceladus (left), bathed in icy particles from Saturn's E ring, appears noticeably brighter than Rhea in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08133:
Rhea and Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, as imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in January 2005. The monochrome view is presented along with a color-coded image on the right.
PIA07801:
Spray Above Enceladus II
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A masterpiece of deep time and wrenching gravity, the tortured surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus and its fascinating ongoing geologic activity tell the story of the ancient and present struggles of one tiny world.
PIA07800:
Enceladus the Storyteller
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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As Saturn's active moon Enceladus continues to spew icy particles into space, scientists struggle to understand the mechanics of what is going on beneath the fractured south polar terrain. This graphic illustrates key aspects of the model.
PIA07799:
Enceladus "Cold Geyser" Model
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus as imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in February 2005. The monochrome view is presented along with a color-coded version on the right.
PIA07798:
Spray Above Enceladus III
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Imaging Science Subsystem
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This view shows excess heat radiation from cracks near the moon's south pole. These warm fissures are the source of plumes of dust and gas seen by multiple instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its flyby of Enceladus on July 14, 2005.
PIA07794:
Searching for Warmth
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Imaging Science Subsystem
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This view shows excess heat radiation from cracks near the moon's south pole. These warm fissures are the source of plumes of dust and gas seen by multiple instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its flyby of Enceladus on July 14, 2005.
PIA07793:
Searching for Warmth
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus hangs like a single bright pearl against the golden-brown canvas of Saturn and its icy rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08128:
A Pearl at Dusk
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows wrinkles and cracks have reworked the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, perhaps due to the influence of tidal stresses.
PIA07709:
Fresh Features on Enceladus (Monochrome)
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus, shows the bluish appearance of the southern 'tiger stripe' features and other relatively youthful fractures attributable to larger grain sizes of relatively pure ice.
PIA07708:
Fresh Features on Enceladus (False color)
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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For Enceladus, wrinkles mean the opposite of old age. This view of a crescent Enceladus from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a transition zone between a wrinkled and presumably younger region of terrain and an older, more heavily cratered region.
PIA07694:
Youthful Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures this dual portrait of an apparently dead moon and one that is very much alive. Tethys, shows no signs of recent geologic activity. Enceladus is covered in fractures and faults and spews icy particles into space.
PIA07664:
Envious Tethys
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Enceladus was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 110 meters (361 feet) per pixel.
PIA07777:
Map of Enceladus -- December 2005
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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During a non-targeted flyby by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Nov. 26, 2005, Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer measured the spectrum of the plumes originating from the south pole of the icy moon.
PIA06443:
Enceladus Plume
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Sunlight reflects off the bright, frozen surfaces of the billions and billions of particles comprising Saturn's rings to brighten the planet's southern skies. Particles in Saturn's rings are too small to be seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image.
PIA07654:
One Moon Among Billions
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This montage shows four major icy moons of Saturn that NASA's Cassini spacecraft visited while surveying the Saturnian system during 2005. Largely of ice, they exhibit remarkably different geological histories and varied surface features.
PIA07767:
Season of Moons
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on Nov. 27, 2005. The discovery of active eruptions on a third outer solar system body is one of the great highlights of NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA07762:
Enceladus Plume Movie Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This fanciful view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Saturnian moons, Dione and Enceladus, from just beneath the ringplane. Enceladus is on the near side of the rings with respect to Cassini, and Dione is on the far side.
PIA07645:
Dione and Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A target of intense interest to Cassini mission scientists is Enceladus, whose wrinkled and frozen crescent is seen here with Saturn's rings. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07641:
Wrinkled Crescent
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Recent Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun show the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region. This image was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27, 2005.
PIA07758:
Fountains of Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This NASA Cassini image of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun shows the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region.
PIA07759:
Fountains of Enceladus - Image #2
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A fine spray of small, icy particles emanating from the warm, geologically unique province surrounding the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus was observed in NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera image of the crescent moon taken on Jan. 16, 2005.
PIA07760:
Spray Above Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moon Enceladus seems to hover above the outer reaches of Saturn's B ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 15, 2005.
PIA07619:
Iceball Among Snowballs
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft approaching Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. It shows the highest resolution images obtained of the moon's surface.
PIA03554:
Enceladus Animation Animation Icon
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Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
Cosmic Dust Analyzer
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This plot shows results from NASA's Cassini's ion neutral mass spectrometer and cosmic dust analyzer, obtained during the spacecraft's close approach to Enceladus on July 14, 2005.
PIA03553:
Water Vapor & Particles Over Enceladus
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UVIS
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On July 11, 2005, NASA's Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph observed the star Bellatrix as it passed behind Enceladus, as seen from the spacecraft.
PIA03552:
Enceladus Atmosphere Not Global
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus.
PIA07727:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus. This model shows venting by 'plumes.'
PIA07726:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus.
PIA07725:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus is only 505 kilometers (314 miles) across, small enough to fit within the length of the United Kingdom, as illustrated in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07724:
Enceladus to Scale
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This graphic shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft's path, or ground track, as it crossed over the surface of Enceladus near the time of closest approach during the flyby on July 14, 2005.
PIA07723:
Enceladus: The Plot Thickens
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Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Fractures on the surface of Enceladus record a long and complex history of tectonic activity. This map is a polar stereographic projection that was mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07722:
Enceladus: Global Patterns of Fracture (Southern Polar Projection)
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Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Fractures on the surface of Enceladus record a long and complex history of tectonic activity. This map is a polar stereographic projection that was mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07721:
Enceladus: Global Patterns of Fracture (Northern Polar Projection)
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Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Enceladus is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07720:
Enceladus: North and South (Southern Polar Projection)
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Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Enceladus is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07719:
Enceladus: North and South (Northern Polar Projection)
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This visual and infrared mapping spectrometer image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus, shows the dark cracks at the south pole dubbed 'tiger stripes' for their distinct stripe-like appearance.
PIA03551:
Tiger Stripes are Cubs
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