Enceladus jets and shadows

Enceladus jets and shadows

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27/06/2018 7:00 pm

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Description

Cassini narrow-angle camera image looking across the south pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus on 30 November 2010, 1.4 years after southern autumnal equinox. Material sprays from cracks in the moon's icy surface known as 'tiger stripes'. The shadow of the body of Enceladus on the lower portions of the jets is clearly seen.

The image scale is 390 m/pixel and the Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft angle is 162.5 degrees. This image was first published 28 July 2014.

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