26/06/2009 10:15 am
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
As it swooped past the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus on 14 July 2005, Cassini acquired high-resolution views of this puzzling ice world. From afar, Enceladus exhibits a bizarre mixture of softened craters and complex, fractured terrains. This large mosaic of 21 images has been arranged to provide a full-disc view of the anti-Saturn hemisphere on Enceladus. This mosaic is a false-colour view highlighting the long fractures – tiger stripes – in blue.
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