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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-07-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-09-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This mosaic shows extraordinary details of tectonic deformation in the fractured south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, where jets of water ice spray outward to form Saturn's E ring. The images were captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11686:
Enceladan Tectonics
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ISS - Wide Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-12-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-12-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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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 2006-12-22 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 2006-12-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2010-02-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus orbits serenely before a backdrop of clouds roiling the atmosphere the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12552:
Beyond the Tumult
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was the first and highest resolution 'skeet shoot' narrow-angle image captured during the Oct. 31, 2008, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA11124:
Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot #1
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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Radar Mapper
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, generated from images taken by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft, illustrates the imaging coverage planned for Cassini's very close flyby of the geologically active moon on March 12, 2008.
PIA08408:
Close Brush with Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This three-image mosaic is the highest resolution view yet obtained of Enceladus' north polar region. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on March 12, 2008.
PIA08409:
The North Polar Region of Enceladus
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UVIS
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New structure, density and composition measurements of Enceladus' water plume were obtained when NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph observed the star zeta Orionis pass behind the plume Oct. 24, 2007, as seen in this image.
PIA10354:
Stellar Data on Plume Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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During its July 2005 flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired one very high-resolution image of the geologically young and active south polar region. This is our highest resolution view of Enceladus.
PIA10350:
South Polar Terrains of Enceladus - Highest Resolution View
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ISS - Narrow Angle
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The plumes of water and other ice vapors jetting from the surface of Enceladus are one of the most exciting astronomical discoveries of the 21st century. This perspective view was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA10352:
Tiger Stripes on Enceladus - Fracture Zones and Plumes Sources
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ISS - Narrow Angle
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The topography of planetary surfaces tells us much about the geologic history and forces involved, and volcanically active Enceladus is no exception. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the oldest most heavily cratered terrains on the surface.
PIA10351:
Ancient Cratered Terrains on Enceladus - A Complex Deformation History
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UVIS
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Jets of high-density gas detected by NASA's Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph on Saturn's moon Enceladus match the locations of dust jets determined from Cassini images, labeled here with Roman numerals.
PIA10355:
Gas and Dust Jets Match Up
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Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
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The lower panel is a mass spectrum that shows the chemical constituents sampled in Saturn's moon Enceladus' plume by NASA's Cassini Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer during its fly-through of the plume on Mar. 12, 2008.
PIA10356:
Enceladus Plume Neutral Mass Spectrum
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Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
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This graph from the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the range of cometary values with similar chemistry as Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA10357:
Comets and Enceladus - Similar Chemistry
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's March 12, 2008, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus provided the best view yet of the heat radiation from the active south pole of the satellite.
PIA10360:
Stripes and Heat Map Side-by-Side
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Heat radiating from the entire length of 150 kilometer long fractures is seen in this best-yet heat map of the active south polar region of Saturn's ice moon Enceladus. Measurements obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Composite Infrared Spectrometer.
PIA10361:
Jet Spots in Tiger Stripes
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Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
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The number of water particles in Enceladus' plume peaked over the area highlighted by the circle in this image of Saturn's moon Enceladus, which is overlain by data from NASA's Cassini Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer.
PIA10362:
Peak Water Density
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired this view 15 hours before closest approach to Enceladus as the spacecraft dove toward its thrilling March 2008 encounter with the ice-particle-spewing moon.
PIA09882:
On Approach to Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere on Enceladus' trailing side. sulci, or tiger stripe fractures, in the south polar region .
PIA10403:
Icy Oasis
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft observes the wrinkled surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing side of Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across).
PIA10422:
Crescent Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Interesting geological details on Saturn's moon Enceladus can be seen in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. At bottom is the wrinkled and generally crater-free terrain near the moon's south pole.
PIA10436:
Distant Details on Enceladus
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global map of Saturn's moon Enceladus was created using images taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft flybys, with Voyager images filling in the gaps in Cassini's coverage.
PIA08417:
Map of Enceladus
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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Presented here is a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Enceladus atlas, a project of the Cassini Imaging Team. The map data was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, imaging science sub-system.
PIA08419:
The Enceladus Atlas
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This updated mosaic of the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus has been constructed from the many high-resolution images acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during four close targeted flybys of Enceladus in March, August and October 2008.
PIA11126:
The Southern Hemisphere of Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Craters on Saturn's moon Enceladus tend to be modified by a couple of different processes that are visible in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward terrain near the north pole.
PIA10445:
Reshaping the Craters
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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